Drawing and painting

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This course will unlock the secrets of how to draw and how to use the paint of your choice (oils, acrylic or watercolour). Discover how to use perspective and composition, use of line and painting tips and techniques to improve your work.

Being creative can be fun and rewarding.

Course content

You will be drawing from both ‘still life’ and your imagination, using measurement, perspective, mark making and composition. You will be using the type of paint you have chosen.

You will produce at least two completed works.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2019 and your household income below £16.009.50 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will give you verbal feedback on your progress during the session and tell you how you can improve your skills.

Additional costs and requirements

Pencils, eraser, a range of paintbrushes, small sketchbook.

The paint medium of your choice, waterpot, palette and a canvas or board to work on.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

You will not need to do anything in your own time.

About the tutor

Your tutor will be Harry Roberts. Harry started working for Learn Devon in 2012 and teaches various courses in arts and crafts such as drawing, painting, printmaking, feltmaking, ceramics and stained glass. Harry teaches to students of all levels at different venues in North and West Devon. Before joining Learn Devon he worked as a full time Art & Design Tutor at North Devon College (now known as Petroc). When he is not working he will either be found in his studio, making large paintings/sculptures or tinkering with his collection of cars and racing bikes (essentially anything that goes fast). Harry is also a qualified fitness coach and attends a local gym three times a week. He enjoys cycling, camping, spending time with friends, travelling (especially in India, Thailand) and cooking. Harry enjoys teaching and showing students new skills and possibilities through art and making new things. He believes creativity is life affirming and fun for everyone. He frequently changes his hair colour from blonde and pink to lilac, so he definitely doesn’t go unnoticed around our centre.

Start date04 June 2020
End date09 July 2020
Start time14:00
End time16:30
Concessions not available