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Next Steps in Art & Design

Subject Area

Art & Design, Fashion & Creative Crafts

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Community Learning

What is the course about?

This course provides an excellent next step to art and design where you will discover the joy of working with soft pastels. You will learn the fundamentals about this medium and develop knowledge and skills through an experimentational approach. During the course you will explore the use of medium specific tools, develop blending and layering strategies, experiment with colour theory and composition, and lightly dip into art history alongside contemporary artists to inspire your emerging arts practice.

Why should I choose the course?

If you have an interest in art and design and wish to brush up your skills in pastels with the support of our highly qualified teaching team, this course is perfect for you. We have an extremely well established art department at Warrington & Vale Royal College with highly experienced and specialised teaching staff. We welcome all students to this course who have an interest in the subject and would like to learn more, in a friendly and welcoming learning environment.

What will I learn?

You will be introduced to soft pastels, and the tools and techniques to assist you to be able to create a series of artworks to take away with you each session. Many of the fundamental skills learnt on the introductory course will come into play including, colour mixing, composition, line and tone. Equally we welcome new students to this programme with no previous experience.

What will the course lead on to?

On completion of this course you may be interested in progressing to our Advanced Art and Design, which will lead on to Level 1 Creative Craft Art and Design course, delivered as a very appropriate follow on to these short courses. All courses are delivered by the same tutor.

Are there any links with industry and university?

We regularly have guest speakers and practicing artists who deliver talks to our students. We also run a range of local and national trips to a range of galleries and museums. We work closely with external agencies and employers to develop ‘live briefs’ which allows our learners to explore real life projects. Recent projects have included working with culture Warrington, Warrington Museum, Lion Salt works and Blakemere Craft Centre.

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. For further information please visit: College Life

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

We always put learning at the centre of all we do. We have dedicated and passionate teaching staff who are practicing artists in their own right. All teaching staff bring a wealth of both industry and educational experience to the department, ensuring that you will have an excellent learning experience with us. We have fully equipped and spacious studios and a dedicated art technician to further support you during your time with us.

What are the entry requirements?

It would be desirable if you had completed the Introduction to Art & Design, however if you are not a complete beginner and have enjoy are and design you are welcome to join this course.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

The college will provide the basic art materials required for this course. If you wish to work on surfaces other than paper, such as canvas or canvas board etc., then you will be required to purchase and bring these with you. This is however not essential.

Careers Information

Course options

29/02/2024

Duration
5 Weeks
Class Times
18:30 - 20:30
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Thu
Adult Fee
30
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

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