THE ART TOSCANA ON-LINE STUDIO
DRAWING, PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA COURSE
TUTOR – CHRISTOPHER BELL
ABOUT THE COURSE
This on-line Art Toscana fine art course contains five units each one lasting four weeks, consisting of 4 x 90 minute sessions conducted via Zoom. In addition to these four sessions there is a discussion hour at the end of each unit for celebrating and reviewing your work.
The aim of this course is to heighten and develop skills in observation, experimentation, the manipulation of mixed media, and to foster independent creative thinking.
Painting and drawing combines ways of seeing, thinking through the use of materials, and conceptual making.
The programme is based on a mini Foundation course similar to those required for a degree course. Drawing underpins the structure of the course. It is the essential pathway for creative thinking.
The course will enable you not only to increase your powers of observation but also confidence in your self expression.
The course will endeavour to facilitate your learning through a structured program incorporating visual references from the history of art and contemporary styles.
Demonstrations will be given at each session with assignments to assist your progress. During each session, time will be given for discussion and feedback on your work, at a group and individual level. All levels are welcome from beginners to the more experienced.
These virtual lessons will give you the opportunity to build on what you already know. They will assist your progress in acquiring new skills and confidence in realizing your intentions.
BUILDING A PORTFOLIO OF WORK IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS COURSE. SHARING WORK AND CREATING AN ON-LINE PORTFOLIO IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU ON GOOGLE DRIVE. AT THE END OF THE COURSE YOUR WORK WILL BE DISPLAYED ON AN ON-LINE GALLERY
UNIT 1 Perception through drawing and painting
UNIT 2 Expression through drawing and painting
UNIT 3 Analytical drawing and painting
UNIT 4 Space through drawing and painting
UNIT 5 Experimental drawing and painting investigation
DATES & TIMES – There are two time zones:
Time zone 1 – 1500 GMT – Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18. Review Nov 20.
Time zone 2 – 900GMT – Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19. Review Nov 23.
Time zone 1 – 1500GMT – Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16. Review Dec 18.
Time zone 2 – 900GMT – Nov 26, Dec 3, Dec 10, Dec 17. Review Dec 21.
Time zone 1 – 1500GMT – Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3. Review Feb 5.
Time zone 2 – 900GMT – Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28. Review Feb 8.
Time zone 1 – 1500GMT – Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3. Review Mar 5.
Time zone 2 – 900GMT – Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 4. Review Mar 8.
Time zone 1 – 1500GMT – Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31. Review Apr 2.
Time zone 2 — 900GMT – Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1. Review Apr 5.
- You will need the following :
- A4 and A3 sketchbooks
- A2 & A1paper
- Brown parcel paper
- A range of graphite pencils
- Black pens
- White chalk
- Putty rubber
- Water colours
- Acrylics and oil paint
- PVA glue
- Selection of canvases
- Digital camera (phone) and printer
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR
Christopher Bell will be your instructor for this special program. He is the teacher and founder of ART TOSCANA where he has been facilitating international art groups for over 15 years.
Chris’ background is in education, teaching art to young students, teachers and adults. He is an Advanced Skills Teacher and led the Development of Thinking and Learning Skills in East Sussex schools.
Chelsea College of Art (BA First-class honours), Slade School of Fine Art (MA), Painting Scholarship – Yale University USA, PGCE (Sussex University), Diploma in Counselling ( De Montfort University).
Click here for Christopher’s personal site or here for Art Toscana
£135 – 4 x 90 minute Zoom sessions of lectures, tuition, demonstrations, assignments, reviews of assignments. 1 X 60 minute group review and critique.
Photographs of your work to be emailed to Chris each week for the review.
Additional individual sessions can be arranged.
SPACES ARE LIMITED