5 WEEK BLOCK
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.
You will need a selection of materials, although as you’re just beginning, it’s not expected you have everything, and some materials are available at the Centre.
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.
By making a booking, you are agreeing to these terms.
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
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Course ticket - for all 5 dates.
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