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THE ART TOSCANA ON-LINE STUDIO

DRAWING, PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA COURSE

 

TUTOR – CHRISTOPHER BELL BAHons 1stclass, MA, PGCE

‘My belief is that all human beings are creative. If we are given the appropriate stimulation and motivation, great things can be achieved. Whatever your background this course will give you the opportunity to unlock your creative potential. The course is designed to suit all levels from beginners to the more accomplished. You can either take the whole course or individual units to suit your needs.’

Spring 2021 On-Line Painting & Drawing programme

Thank you for reviewing the Spring 2021 drawing painting and mixed media on-line 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 within 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 iN AN ON-LINE GALLERY.
 
 
COURSE PROGRAMME:

UNIT 1 Landscape, composition and structure.
UNIT 2 Exploring surfaces.
UNIT 3 Manipulating paint
UNIT 4 Ideas, meaning and realization
UNIT 5 Personal thematic inquiry

 

DATES & TIMES – There are two time zones:

The units consist of 4 X 90 min sessions + 1 X 60 min review session within or at the start of each unit.

UNIT 1

Time zone 1 –  1500 GMT – Apr 21,   Apr 28, May 5, May 12. 
Time zone 2 – 900GMT – Apr 22, Apr 29, May 6, May 13.

UNIT 2

Time zone 1 – 1500GMT – May 19, May 26, Jun 2, Jun 9.
Time zone 2 – 900GMT – May 20, May 27, Jun 3, Jun 10.

UNIT 3

Time zone 1 – 1500GMT – Jun 16, Jun 23, Jun 30, Jul 7
Time zone 2 – 900GMT – Jun 17,  Jun 24,  Jul 1.  Jul 8.

UNIT 4

Time zone 1 – 1500GMT – Jul 14, Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 4.
Time zone 2 – 900GMT – Jul 15, Jul 22, Jul 29, Aug 5.

UNIT 5

Time zone 1 – 1500GMT – Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25, Sep 1.
Time zone 2 — 900GMT – Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sep 2.

 
MATERIALS:
  • You will need the following :
  • A4 and A3 sketchbooks
  • A2 & A1paper
  • Brown parcel paper
  • A range of graphite pencils
  • Charcoal
  • Black pens
  • White chalk
  • Putty rubber
  • Brushes
  • Water colours
  • Acrylics and oil paint
  • PVA glue
  • Gesso
  • 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

COST
 

£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