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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.

Introduction to Printmaking

On this short course, you will learn to make a monotype and drypoint prints and is perfect for anyone creative who wants to learn a new set of skills and develop their art practice.A monotype is a one-off print. The image is created by rolling ink up or painting onto an acetate surface, then printed by hand pushing the paper on the acrylic sheet with a clean roller.
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Learn Life Drawing

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

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

Discover how to start drawing on our short, introductory course. Learn about line, shape and form, proportion, tone and more. You will learn observational techniques as well as more expressive, abstract approaches using various drawing materials.
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Printmaking taster course

On this single session, you will learn to make a monotype prin, and is perfect from anyone creative who wants to learn a new set of skills and develop their fantasy through art practice. A monotype is a one-off print. The image is created by rolling ink up or painting onto an acetate surface, then printed by hand pushing the paper on the acrylic sheet with a clean roller. This printmaking technique gives you plenty if ideas for future artworks, artists journals, handmade postcards and wrapping paper.
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Progress with Oil Painting Exploring Mediums and Techniques

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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