Exploring ‘Still Life’ – Thursday Nights

Date/Time
Date(s) - 23/04/2020 - 11/06/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location
Christchurch centre


Exploring ‘Still Life’, delivered by Cora Mullenger

This course is designed for beginners and improvers who want to develop their skills by looking at capturing ‘Still Life’ images through a mixture of mediums and a variety of techniques.

Students will need to bring an A3  sketch/cartridge pad with them

Aims

To begin with the ‘Pencil’ approach

To continue ‘mono tone’ imagery using graphite and charcoal

To start adding colour – pastels

To continue colour – water colours

To dabble with perspective

To experiment with ‘Abstract Approaches’ to the subject

To create a series of ‘Still Life’ pictures on a selection of objects using a mixture of mediums and a variety of techniques; in a relaxed environment where learners can enjoy exploring, experimenting and consolidating skills.

Session subject/Aim Medium and topics Outcome
1) Establish pencil techniques Based on simple ‘Still Life’ objects, exploring method of recording images using pencil. Discuss different pencils ‘F to 9B’

 

To have at list one picture or series of small sketches using different pencils
2) Using other Mono tone’ mediums – graphite and charcoal To continue exploration and experimentation through creating a ‘Still Life’ picture

Learn about ‘drawing what you see, and not what you think you know’! – using graphite and charcoal

 

To have started/completed a still life picture or series of sketches
3) Botanical subjects – adding colour – pastels To continue exploration and experimentation through botanical still life subject

Adding colour – quick sketches with pastels

 

To have started/completed a still life picture or series of sketches
4) Botanical subjects – adding colour – watercolour To continue exploration and experimentation through botanical still life subject

Adding colour – quick sketches with water colour paint

 

To have started/completed a still life picture or series of sketches
5) Mixed Still Life objects Using a variety of media – exploring perspective and measuring

 

To have started/completed a still life picture or series of sketches
6) Abstract approaches Using a variety of media to create ‘Cubist’ imagery To have started/completed a still life picture or series of sketches

 

7) Pulling it all together – mixed media To continue exploration and experimentation through a variety of learned techniques To have started/completed a still life picture or series of sketches

 

8) What’s your favourite? To continue exploration and experimentation, completing any pieces – discuss ‘what next’! To have completed work and review course, bring in work from previous weeks and compare

 

 

 

About the Tutor

I have been running my own business as a pastel portrait artist since 2014. I specialise in pet portraits, and have been commissioned to create over 100 pictures in that time.

Since January 2016 I have been running ‘workshops’ focussing on the use of pastels and the general rules of reproducing ‘what you see’ on to paper.

I have also attended a variety of events, where I offer demonstrations of my portrait technique; these include The Game & Country Fair, The Aylsham Show, East of England Alpaca Fiesta and I will be returning to the Hobart Gallery at Blickling Hall for a summer exhibition for the third time this year.

For further examples of my work please visit my website and facebook page.

www.coracora.co.uk

facebook.co/CoraCora2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow on courses

‘Exploring Figures and Portraiture’

 

‘Exploring Animals in Art’

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Bookings

£100.00