Led by Steve Bretel (BA) this course is designed to introduce you to a range of mediums and techniques to increase your confidence, skills and enjoyment in creating your own art. You will use a variety of materials and experiment to find what suits your style.
A list of materials to buy will be given at the start of the course. Paper is available to buy. Please bring basic drawing materials - soft pencils, charcoal, and anything else you may like to work with to the first class.
This class will run for 9 sessions beginning Monday 2nd May
*Please note that dates have changed since first advertised.
You will need a selection of materials, although as you’re just beginning, it’s not expected you have everything at the start.
There is a huge range of brands and materials available both online and in stores. I’d advise going with a reputable brand (such as Winsor & Newton) - especially until you know exactly what you’re looking for - as they have a good quality mid price range (as well as more expensive), but there are many other equally good brands too. And of course, it’s up to you to decide how much you want to spend. Here are some suggestions:
PALETTE: A simple one with recesses for paints and a large well for mixing will be fine.
PAINTS: I prefer to use tubes. With watercolour, usually Winsor & Newton brand. A good standard selection is: alizarin crimson, lemon yellow, Prussian or ultramarine blue, burnt umber, raw sienna, Payne’s grey and light red. If you have a paintbox with a range of colours, that will be fine. Acrylic paint in primary colours will be good to have.
PAPERS: Paper in pad form (A3 size) are a good choice when starting out. These will get you going:
• Good quality paper made for watercolour
• Mixed media paper
Tracing paper can be handy to have
BRUSHES: Medium sized synthetic watercolour (around size 6), Flat acrylic (around 3/4 inch), cheap bristle brushes are also handy.
PENCIL: Good to have both soft - around 4B - and one harder - around HB.
CHARCOAL STICKS: medium size.
ERASER: Such as Staedtler ‘Mars Plastic, and a ‘kneedable’ or ‘putty’ rubber)
SKETCHBOOK: For taking written notes and making preparatory sketches.
KNIFE: Craft knife/snap knife or similar.
PASTELS AND CRAYONS
OTHER USEFUL THINGS: Pencil sharpener, sponge, kitchen roll, old toothbrush and other brushes, masking fluid.
SUPPLIERS: Online, I usually use Ken Bromley, or Jacksons, but there are lots of other, good suppliers too. And support your local art shops where you can!
Please read the booking terms and conditions on the course page before making a booking.
To reduce the spread of the covid virus and protect its employees, tutors and class attendees, FAC will continue to follow Scottish Government advice and regulations in place at the time.
FAC will continue to consider what it can do to reduce the spread of the virus and protect its employees and Centre users.
The wearing of facemasks will no longer be mandatory from the 18th April 2022, however FAC in line with government advice will continue to strongly recommend the wearing of face coverings in the Centre.
To keep you, your fellow class members and our and tutors safe please note the following
FAC encourages you to continue to wear a facemask in class to protect you, our tutors and staff and other class attendees.
Requests you wash/sanitise your hands before and during classes and after using equipment which is not your own
If you are showing symptoms of covid , (temperature, persistent cough or loss of taste or smell) or are isolating , you should not attend class.
Follow our distancing recommendations and any other guidance given by our staff and tutors
By booking a course with us online it is deemed you have read and agreed to the above, plus any that are brought in to manage the risk of Covid virus infection whilst the courses are running. We will keep these conditions under constant review in line with current advice and guidance that emerges and advise you of any changes.
Measures we will continue to put in place to make FAC as safe as possible:
· Ensuring that there is sufficient ventilation in the Centre
· Providing sanitiser / signage / introducing online booking
· Encouraging the uptake of vaccination in staff and tutors ( as per Scottish Government advice to businesses )
· Allowing for appropriate physical distancing in classes
· Encouraging people with specific concerns to come and discuss these with FAC
· Carrying out a Full Risk Assessment of the Centre to reduce the risk of infection
Cancellations Refunds - can be issued up to 2 weeks before classes begin, minus a £10 booking fee. No refunds can be offered for non-attendance . If a course is cancelled by the Centre due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be issued with a full /pro- rata refund.
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Forgan Arts Centre is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), Charity number: SC008537
ART BEGS MON EVE SS22
Course ticket - for remaining 5 dates.
COST OF CLASS AT ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION RATE= £119 OUR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION IS £30 PER AND WILL GIVE YOU A DISCOUNT TO APPLY AGAINST ANY CLASSES TAKEN WITHIN THE YEAR OF PURCHASE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE OUT A SUBSCRIPTION, PLEASE HEAD BACK TO THE CLASS SCHEDULE AND PURCHASE THE SUBSCRIPTION FIRST. YOU WILL THEN BE SENT A CODE TO REDEEM DISCOUNT ON YOUR CLASSES.