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Draw, Paint, Print. Still Life with Dan McDermott Level 1

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Taking inspiration from past masters, learn a range of skills and techniques through drawing, painting, and printmaking. The course focuses on developing your observational skills through the subject of still life. You will be developing your ability to draw what you see, use colour, tone and composition effectively and gain mastery over materials. New techniques are demonstrated each week by the tutor and your work is developed through continuous one-to-one support and guidance while you work. Dan McDermott (BA, MA) has over 25 years’ experience as a professional artist working primarily in painting and printmaking. He has exhibited extensively on an international basis and his work can be found in private and corporate art collections worldwide. Dan has broad experience as an art teacher, working in diverse sectors including adult education, further education, social care, and schools. He has helped many of his students to experience increased well-being, develop their skills and confidence, initiate sustainable art careers, exhibit in public and achieve placements in further education and higher education.

What do I need to join?

No formal qualifications or experience are necessary, but some previous drawing experience would be useful. Bring an apron, protective shirt or clothing that you don’t mind getting the odd splash of paint on.

How will I know how I am doing?

You will learn by observing demonstrations, through regular tutorials and group discussions, and by exploring new techniques with expert support. You will learn a great deal by experimenting and recording your own progress. You will have access to a dedicated specialist tutor who will help you throughout the course. Your tutor will always check your progress and help you with technical solutions, also offering regular one-to-one tutorials. The class will participate in informal group evaluations/discussions.

What can I do next?

You can return to the class to improve your skills and develop your practice, or join another class.

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Course information last updated: Thursday 2nd April 2020 @ 7.30am (23 hours ago)

Part-time Prospectus

January 2020

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AvailabilityCourses start at various times throughout the year. If you can't see a suitable date, please contact our
Customer experience team 0800 0567 253.

15th Jan 2020 - 25th Mar 2020
15th Jan 2020 - 25th Mar 2020
Stroud CampusWednesday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Stroud Campus
22nd Apr 2020 - 20th May 2020
22nd Apr 2020 - 20th May 2020
Stroud CampusWednesday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Stroud Campus

Enquire about Draw, Paint, Print. Still Life with Dan McDermott 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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