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Acrylics Now - Short Course at NTU

Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4BU
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Nottingham Trent University
Monday 3 - Friday 7 August 2020 | 10am - 4pm
£395


This course is ideal for those people new to acrylics and those with some experience. It will cover the basic tenets of acrylics; the materiality of the paint, the support (board, canvas, paper or other) and the tools required to create different effects.

Throughout the course there will be a range of practical activities and inspiring projects for you to engage with, supported by demonstrations of specific materials and techniques, and supportive group critiques.

On this course, you will:
- complete colour mixing exercises
- apply paint through traditional methods using a range of brushes
- move on to more inventive mark-making with palette knives (to create impasto effects), as well as dripping and pouring diluted paint.

You will be encouraged to assemble images and identify your own potential subject matter, and reflect on your approach to acrylics between sessions. You will have the opportunity to engage with the basic handling of materials and processes through a selection of tried and tested exercises, and you will be encouraged to look closely and respond to your own environment and cultural experience when realising a project.

This is a practical course and the subject is underpinned by theory and art historical references. The course introduction will include a brief overview of the relatively new tradition of acrylic. However, the focus will soon shift to contemporary uses of acrylic and artists using this medium will be explored and researched.

The course is anchored in the stuff of acrylic painting; it's hands-on course and, whilst the focus is on acrylic paint as a specialised medium, there will be opportunities experiment – e.g. using it as mixed media and/or with collage techniques.

What will I gain? By the end of the course you will have created a portfolio of new, innovative work. The course could also be a means to progress within fine art into different materials or approaches.

 

Nottingham Trent University courses are delivered by experts who bring academic and industry experience to their subject.

They'll broaden your skills and knowledge and introduce you to new ways of thinking, demonstrating how Nottingham and NTU are contemporary places to live and study.

This programme allows you to either deepen your subject knowledge or broaden your interests. You can get to know the NTU faculty, connect with projects and practice what you have learnt through activities in and around the city.

Nottingham is right in the heart of England, with London, the coast and all the major attractions within easy reach. NTU provides you with a real experience of living and learning in the UK, in a city famous for the tales of Robin Hood. Nottingham is a UNESCO City of Literature and the UK's City of Football, and our Creative Quarter helps to maintain the city's reputation as one of the best for artists and designers.

Apply today and gain new skills at a university awarded best for international student experience at the 2016 WhatUni awards.

Programme highlights:

Gain credit that you might apply to your studies back home
Improve your grades by increasing your knowledge in and around your chosen subject
Immerse yourself in a new culture, and meet people from around the world
Experience a new learning environment and new ways of working
Create valuable experiences that will impress future employers.

Visit the Nottingham Trent University website for more details.

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Acrylics Now - Short Course at NTU (3 Aug 2020 - 7 Aug 2020)
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Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00

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