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Class Code
CF204
Module Title
Woodland Landscapes
Venue
Willow Gallery
Town
Oswestry
Day
Tuesday
Start Time
10.30am
End Time
4.00pm
Start Date
12-03-2019
End Date
25-06-2019
Other Date(s)
02/04/2019
14/05/2019
Tutor(s)
Shepherd, Tereska(Ms)
Fees
£110.00 / Concessions: £100.00 / Fee Waiver Fee: £0.00
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Brief description

This course which will cover a variety of specialist drawing, painting and printmaking techniques and materials for capturing the characteristics of different tree species and woodland habitats including structure, colour, light and texture. Through a local woodland visit, demonstrations and practical time in the studio, students will develop their observational, recording and artistic skills whilst gaining experience of a variety of approaches and media which are transferable to a range of subject matter.

Note

This module is at CQFW Level 4

Content

Pre course Introductory letter outlining the course and information for the first session. Accessible form the Lifelong learning home page.
Session 1: Observation & Recording
Seminar: The Anatomy of Woodlands: Getting to know your trees - the structure of tree species, bark and leaves.
Demonstrations Followed by practical time:
Techniques for Drawing Trees / Woodlands: Depicting form and texture in pencil, charcoal and pen.
Discussion: Artist’s inspiration - Mark Making
Drawing on Location (weather permitting)
Students apply techniques explored in morning session to observe and record trees on location.
Demonstrations followed by practical time:
Capturing colour on location: Oil Pastels, Graphi-tint, Inktense
Home Study: To further experiment with techniques covered throughout the session whilst observing and recording as many different tree structures/species and woodland types as possible. Ideally working from life to create a Woodlands visual diary/ reference book. Further study and analyse the mark making of other artists.
Session 2: From Drawing to Painting
Demonstrations followed by practical time:
Mark-making: translating sketched marks onto watercolour paper using brush and ink, charcoal and oil pastel.
Wet on wet watercolour wash techniques for applying colour and additional texture over drawn marks.
Demonstrations followed by practical time:
Watercolour techniques for depicting:
Woodlands, bark in focus, leaves in focus
Home Study: To further experiment with techniques covered throughout the session whilst using previous sketches as inspiration to develop into mixed media and watercolour studies. To continue observing and creating watercolour studies of as many different tree structures/species, especially bark and leaves, as possible. Ideally working from life to add to your Woodlands visual diary / reference book.

Session 3: Mixed-media Exploration
Group Tutorial: Sharing of experimental sketched / watercolour studies, ideas for further developing these.
Demonstrations followed by practical time:
Textured grounds: Sculpting, mark making and imprinting with Gesso, tissue and texture.
Painting woods on wood.
Discussion: Artist’s inspiration - Use of materials
Demonstrations followed by practical time:
Applying watercolour to textured grounds.
Seminar: Characteristics of different woodland habitats. Artist’s Inspiration composition, interesting viewpoints, a different perspective.
Home Study: To further experiment with techniques covered throughout the session whilst using previous sketches as inspiration to develop into mixed media and watercolour studies. To continue observing and creating sketched and photographic studies of woodlands, exploring a variety of compositions and viewpoints, following on from composition discussion, to add to your Woodlands visual diary / reference book.

Session 4: Creating and Developing Woodland Landscapes
Demonstrations followed by practical time:
Mono-printing Techniques – from sketch to print.
Mono-printing with wood and woodcut techniques.
Group Tutorial / Critique: Sharing of a selection of artwork created so far, discussion about how these can further be developed/combined to capture the character and atmosphere of different woodlands.
Practical time: Students further developing and combining techniques covered throughout the course to create further resolved artwork capturing woodland landscapes.

Note

This module is at CQFW Level 4

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