Time for tea: painting workshop: FULL
Who is this course for?
This course may suit you if you have an interest in learning about drawing and painting in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
These are short interactive online live courses aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around painting. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course.
This course is suitable for anyone who would like to experiment in creating simple, effective paintings. It is for the novice or experienced painters. The aim is to produce a small, complete painting and build creative confidence.
You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom. You will be accompanied in your virtual class, with other learners. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course.
We will create a simple drawing of cakes or doughnuts or a cup and saucer if you have drawing experience. We will experiment with media and colour and paint a final piece of art. You will be supported in colour mixing and quick painting techniques or be given opportunity to extend your knowledge if already experienced.
After this we celebrate by eating the cakes.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face discussions and written feedback on your progress. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.
Additional costs and requirements
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.
Equipment required is an A4 watercolour paper or acrylic board paper. A small range of brushes, small set of acrylic paints and a plate or palette. Coloured pencils, pens and cotton buds could be useful.
The cake or doughnut that you would like to paint, then eat! A cup and saucer if that is your choice to paint this too.
You can work from a small table at home, where you can spread out the list above, comfortably.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Your tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning
You will need to buy a cake or doughnut, as suggested by the tutor and be ready and relaxed.
About the tutor
Carolyn Shaw started working at Learn Devon in February 2020, teaching a range of Art techniques. She trained at Coventry University in BA hons in Fine Art, with Printmaking as her specialism.
She had worked in both Manchester and New Zealand for over 20 years, as a teacher of Art and Design in High Schools, in Tertiary and with adults. Carolyn works in all mediums with her learners including digital based imagery, painting, ceramics and Printmaking. She has successfully created and sold her own printmaking all over New Zealand both individually and as part of the Studio Printmakers. Carolyn returned to the UK to live in 2019 and chose Devon, where she is selling her work now.
hen not producing her own work, Carolyn spends lots of time with her rescue dog, swims and tries to surf on her longboard. She is hoping to rediscover the landscapes of Britain and travel around in her mini campervan when things go back to normal. She is looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and family.
Carolyn loves teaching Art and enjoys the moments when people create something that excites them or say ‘I didn’t think I could do that’. She thinks it is important to allow people to see that Art is accessible and her classes should be a place of experimentation, support and enjoyment, where the experienced and the novice can both succeed.