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Start date: 16/01/2019 - SGS Stroud
End date: 22/03/2019
Duration: 2.5 Hours per week

Day(s): Wednesday
Course length: 10 weeks, 2.5 hours
Qualifications: None
Code: SFLX0F2L
Cost: £148

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Drawing, Painting & Life Drawing - Intermediate/Advanced - Dan McDermott

Part time course

About the Course:

Learn a range of skills and techniques through painting, printing and drawing from the life model, still life and other sources. The course focuses on developing your observational skills for drawing, oil painting and simple but effective printmaking techniques. You will be developing your ability to draw what you see, use colour and tone accurately and creatively and master new materials and techniques. 

What will I learn?

How to see differently ¬– to see the world (and objects) in terms of shape, tone, composition and form. Different approaches to the task of accurate drawing. Still life oil painting. Perfect colour mixing. How to prime and prepare a surface for oil painting. Mastery and knowledge of art materials. 

How will the course be delivered? 

New techniques are demonstrated by the tutor as well as continuous 1-1 support and guidance while you work. Examples of famous historical and contemporary art are shown and discussed, work is made by all and we discuss the results.  

How will I know how I am doing?

Through continuous guidance and supportive feedback from the tutor and group discussion, you will always know how you are progressing and what to focus on. You will produce at least one piece of work each evening and will be encouraged to practice at home if you have the time. 

What previous students have said:

"I've loved the diversity of materials and the encouragement to experiment", "Very relaxing and felt comfortable to 'draw' without judging. Felt confident to explore.", "Very enjoyable - learnt so much, thank you.", "Outstanding teacher!", "Lively sessions - leave every session on a high!"

Do I need any experience?

Some experience would help but it is not essential

What do I need to bring to my first class?

Just yourself. 

Are there any extra costs?


What can I do next? 

Continue to attend evening classes or apply to do the part-time Access to Art & Design course.

Who is my Tutor?

Dan McDermott has over 20 years’ experience as a professional artist working primarily in painting. He has exhibited extensively on an international basis and his work can be found in private and corporate art collections worldwide. Dan has a broad experience as an art teacher, working in diverse sectors including public schools, Further Education, adult mental health charities and other disadvantaged groups. He has helped many of his students to experience increased wellbeing, develop their skills and confidence, initiate sustainable art careers, exhibit in public and achieve placements in further education and higher education.

Dates & Costs

Drawing, Painting & Life Drawing - Intermediate/Advanced - Dan McDermott

Start date: 16/01/2019
End date: 22/03/2019
Duration: 2.5 Hours per week
Course length: 10 weeks, 2.5 hours
Time(s): 6:00 - 8:30pm
Qualifications: None
Code: SFLX0F2L

Cost: £148

Start End Time Campus
16/01/2019 22/03/2019 6:00 - 8:30pm SGS Stroud
24/04/2019 22/05/2019 6:00 - 8:30pm SGS Stroud