(Available from August 2005)
This course is designed to develop personal creativity through the exploration of mixed media and materials, and culminates in three projects; a colour study in any medium or mixture of media, a black and white study and a piece developed from sketches and studies.
Students will learn to utilise line, tone, colour, texture and pattern using papers, inks, paints and dyes, through both conventional and unconventional approaches. They will create surfaces through mark making, dying, and monoprinting and learn to manipulate these surfaces to create unique and imaginative work.
The course allows students to explore the formal elements of visual art and to develop their own personal creativity; at the same time gaining skills in a wide range of drawing and mixed media techniques. They will also learn how to apply basic design ideas and are encouraged to use a wide variety of mediums, materials and techniques in order to do this.
The course culminates in the production of three finished pieces; these pieces allow the student the opportunity to produce finished work which is of varying scale and media.
This course leads to the award of the Level 2 Certificate in Design and Craft from the City & Guilds of London Institute, the UKís leading provider of vocational qualifications.
No formal entry requirements, although some previous experience in Art and Design is desirable.
Whatís included in the fee
The course fee includes unlimited online tuition and support, together with access to course materials and to a secure personal online studio, where you can upload and store images of your work and communicate with your tutor. All our courses are supported by comprehensive learning materials which provide step by step instructions for the completion of exercises and projects, together with suggestions for further study and information on artists, techniques and materials.