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Impington Village College

Arts and Crafts Courses

Acrylic painting & dRAWING - IMPROVERS

Tuesday 22 September for 10 weeks

9.30am – 11.30am

£120

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners with basic drawing and painting skills, who have developed the necessary skills and knowledge to progress to an improver course.

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills focusing on elements such as composition, colour mixing and tone.  Learning in a creative and relaxed way,

you will explore various drawing techniques using charcoal, pencil and graphite pencils and develop a deeper understanding of painting through working on some longer, more sustained work as well as quicker, more gestural work.

There will be 5 weeks of drawing followed by 5 weeks of painting.

Course Aims:

  • Develop skills in observation and non-observational work
  • Broaden knowledge and development of skills in a variety of media
  • Greater knowledge and understanding of art through the study of artists
  • Be able to make conscious less accidental colour mixing and mark making
  • Widen skills in composition and be able to work through different but related ideas

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring all their own materials.  Please contact the office for the full materials list.

It is advisable not to purchase any materials until the course is confirmed as running.

What you need to bring to the first session:

2B & 8B pencil

putty rubber and ordinary rubber

thick + thin natural charcoal

Cartridge pad + A3 drawing board

Masking tape

Location:

Milton Community Centre, Coles Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6BL

Class Dates:

22, 29 September

6, 13, 20 October (No class on the 27 October - Half Term)

3,10,17, 24 November

1 December

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 POTTERY FOR BEGINNERS

Monday 21 September for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£110

Materials included

Brief Description:

Try your hand at making beautiful creative objects out of clay.  During this course, you will build knowledge of pottery processes, develop hand building skills and explore decorative techniques.  Demonstrations and guidance is given throughout the course, from introducing basic hand skills through to one-to-one teaching on developing ideas and building your own unique pieces.

This course is suitable for beginners and those who wish to refresh their skills before progressing to the improver level.

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to prepare clay for use and learn about maintenance of tools and equipment
  • Introduce hand building techniques – slab modelling, press moulding, thumb and coil pots
  • Gain practise in decorative techniques – eg. scraffito, scoring, relief, imprinting
  • Gain practise in applying colour – slips and glazes
  • Understand stages of pottery from green clay to finished piece

Extra Costs:

All materials are included in the cost.

A small charge if large amount of clay used.

What you need to bring to the first session:

A tea towel, cloth and apron

Medium / large freezer bags

Sketch / scrap book is recommended.

Pencil

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

21, 28 Sept

5, 12, 19 Oct (No class on 26 Oct - Half Term break.)

3, 10, 17 Nov

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 POTTERY - MIXED ABILITY

Wednesday 23 September for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£110

Materials included

Brief Description:

Try your hand at making beautiful creative objects out of clay.  During this course, you will continue building knowledge of pottery processes, further develop hand building skills and explore decorative techniques.  Demonstrations and guidance is given throughout the course, plus one-to-one teaching on developing ideas and building your own unique pieces.

This course is suitable for learners who have developed the necessary skills and knowledge to progress to an improver level.

Course Aims:

  • Continue developing hand building skills – slab modelling, press moulding, thumb and coil pots
  • Gain further practise in decorative techniques – eg. scraffito, scoring, relief, imprinting
  • Experiment with applying colour – slips, oxides, glazes
  • Understand stages of pottery from green clay to finished piece
  • Develop own style

Extra Costs:

All materials are included in the cost.

A small charge if large amount of clay used.

What you need to bring to the first session:

A tea towel, cloth and apron

Sketch / scrap book is recommended.

Medium / large freezer bags

Pencil

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

23, 30 Sept

7, 14, 21 Oct (No class on 28 Oct due to Half Term break.)

4, 11, 18 Nov

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