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Fine Art short courses

Explore your creative side as our professional tutors guide you through a range of artistic techniques. Not only do you learn new skills and techniques, but you also work to briefs to produce pieces of art that you can truly be proud of.

Bookings can be made by clicking the 'Enrol on this course' button next to the detailed information for each course. Short courses that require an interview or are fully booked will divert to our enquiry page where you can register your details. Or contact us on 020 7297 7297 or e-mail info@waes.ac.uk. You can also drop in to one of our three centres for a chat about these or any of our other courses.

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Visit our discounts page for more information on how you can save by booking more than one course at a time.

A taste of colour theory

Next Starts: 18/01/2020
Introductory workshop into colour. Working with the colour wheel you will explore, hue, tone and saturation of colour and how you can use this understanding.
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A taste of gelli printing

Next Starts: 08/01/2020
Introductory workshop into printing using a bed of gelatine. No specialist equipment needed. A fun and simple way to create prints
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Learn life drawing

Next Starts: 26/02/2020
Practice and develop life drawing skills with guided exercises and expert tuition in a specialist art studio. Working from a nude model you will exploring methods and techniques of drawing in a range of media Ideal for both beginners and experienced artists.
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Learn oil painting

Next Starts: 09/01/2020
You will explore the materials and methods of oil painting, traditional and contemporary. Instruction will be given on paint handling, working with varied consistencies of paint and brushwork. Emphasis will be placed upon the art of looking, concentrating upon selection and composition, colour and tonal relationships, the making of a picture. Through practical examples, individual and group discussion, you will learn how to start, develop and resolve a painting. Participants will work from still-life subjects and other observational sources using a wider range of supports, grounds and mediums
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Learn the basics of drawing

Next Starts: 27/02/2020
Learn the basics of drawing including introduction to tone, line, perspective and how to create successful compositions. You will learn observational techniques, how to develop more expressive approaches using various drawing materials.
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Progress with oil painting exploring mediums and techniques

Next Starts: 09/01/2020
This course is designed to provide Intermediate and Advanced level Learners with an opportunity to develop and improve their oil painting skills and gain a broader understanding of this versatile medium. Experiment with various textures and oil painting techniques to develop a series of studies which consider the relationship between positive and negative form and the subject of a painting and its surface. You will explore the traditional and contemporary materials and methods of oil painting. Topics will include constructing canvases, priming, preparing grounds (including gesso) and use of dammar varnish and mastic mediums, egg tempera. Instruction will be given on paint handling, working with varied consistencies of paint and brushwork. Emphasis will be placed upon the art of looking, concentrating upon selection and composition, colour and tonal relationships. Through practical examples, individual and group discussion, you will learn how to start, develop and resolve a painting. Participants will work from still-life subjects and other observational sources.
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Progress with watercolours - Saturday

Next Starts: 29/02/2020
Instruction and guidance on watercolour techniques that will provide learners with the skills to create successful watercolour compositions. Techniques covered will include: Building a composition, brush techniques, colour mixing, working with washes, layering and wet on wet application. The watercolour techniques covered will provide a foundation for developing paintings on a wide variety of subjects.
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