Introduction to Pastels
Art & Design, Fashion & Creative Crafts
What is the course about?
This practical course will introduce you to the versatile media of soft pastels. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of drawing using soft pastels, including mark making techniques, blending, colour theory and creating the illusion of depth in your work.
Why should I choose the course?
What will I learn?
During the course you will learn through demonstrations and practical work. Key skills will include:
· Mapping out a composition for soft pastel study
· Building up a soft pastel study through mark making, blending and tonality.
· Colour theory including strategies for creating serenity and calmness versus energy and impact.
· Capturing a range of given and personally chosen subjects through use of soft pastels
What will the course lead on to?
Next Steps Pastels ACL course.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support
Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/financial-support
Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
This course will be delivered by highly talented, experienced and passionate staff, who are here to help you maximize your potential in pastel drawing.
You will develop a range of knowledge and skills to better prepare you for future employment. Soft pastels are also widely recognised as an incredibly popular and commercially viable form or artwork. You could really develop your approach and look at selling your pastel studies in the future!
What are the entry requirements?
A passion and enthusiasm to try soft pastels as a media. No previous experience required.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
Basic materials for the course are provided, however if any extra materials are required, the tutor will advise you of this at the first class.
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