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Experience a fun and creative night out at UXBRIDGE with friends and colleagues sipping on your favourite tipple while painting on a canvas without having painted before! Amber will help you step by step, no painting experience required! We promise. We supply all the art materials, glasses and nibbles you BYO drinks!
For ages 13 to 17 years
This class is about freedom, growth and loosening up! Working on a personal project and need help or do you just need a break from school art to explore some of your own ideas? Every artist is different so let’s build and develop your style and confidence through learning technical skills including layout, composition and application of colour. We’ll discuss ideas, problem solve and have general discussions about art and artists.
Learn to paint or improve your practice! This fun, arts course is a variety of guided, practical sessions that help students develop their skills and paint-handling techniques. Work with acrylic or oil paints on a chosen project simple enough for an absolute beginner but challenging for those with some experience.
Whatever your preference landscape, portraits, architecture or still life… let’s do this! First we’ll use photo references to shape realistic drawings. You will learn about outline, texture, shape correction, lighting and shading. Then the focus can change (only if you prefer) to learning some of the fundamental techniques in developing line based sketches. Sound good?
This advanced course will enable students to build on the drawing practices previously gained. The focus will be on using still life objects and life models. You will improve your observation proficiency and it will provide opportunity to develop your own drawing style and language. To join this course you must have attended drawing with Alvin for at least 2 previous terms.
Want to explore realistic oil painting? There are many challenges in capturing a likeness and Alvin is passionate in sharing his knowledge on how to achieve this. Alvin speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese so everybody welcome! We’ll get started using photo reference of human form, first learning the essentials in starting an oil portrait painting then moving on to the head structure and facial features, correct lighting, shading and colour choices. You can then move on to your own subjects and see great results.
It is recommended that you attend Alvin’s drawing or portrait oil painting class before joining this course. Alvin will give his instruction in both English and Chinese in the class.
Want to explore realistic portrait painting? There are many challenges in capturing a likeness and Alvin is passionate in sharing his knowledge on how to achieve this. We’ll get started using photo reference, first learning the essentials in beginning an oil portrait painting then moving on to the head structure and facial features, correct lighting, shading and colour choices. All abilities welcomed. You will see great results.
Learn how to do illustration with award-winning artist and illustrator Ginette. Ginette has illustrated for her own and many other authors’ books. No drawing or painting experience required. We will guide you step by step to show you how fun illustration can be using Ink Pen, Watercolour pencil & watercolour. You can use this opportunity to create a special art gift or just come to enjoy the process.
SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER
Want to turn your travel memories and into a treasured painting? Award-winning artist and illustrator, Ginette, will teach you to use ink pens and watercolour washes to capture a scene quickly while you are travelling. Theory and practical exercises for quick sketching and perspectives will be covered. Please bring your own travel photos!
SUNDAY 13 September
In this workshop we’ll use landscape subjects to learn several impressionist techniques. You will then learn how to incorporate these into your own watercolour work. The painting technique fundamental to impressionism is ‘broken colour’ which gives the beautiful sensation of light in a painting.
SUNDAY 8 November
Gain confidence, strengthen and develop your own voice as a painter. Take risk with colour, material use, paint, drawing techniques and composition. For beginners, each session will include structured exercises learning essential techniques for abstraction. Experienced students & artists can enjoy a tutor lead open style session in a supportive studio environment.
This open group of painters welcomes newcomers. You may have attended classes previously and are now an accomplished artist and ready to enjoy the love of painting. These sessions are a specific time to paint and a social time to chat with like minded people. You do not need to be attending other Fine Art classes at UXBRIDGE to join this group.