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Art, Design and Crafts

Nature and landscape painting with acrylics


Start date: 21st Oct 2021

Time: 09:45 - 11:45

Cost: £55

Day: Thursday

Duration: 5 weeks

Tutor: Rebecca Taylor

Course code: AU21016

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This course aims to explore and study different aspects of nature around us, taking the student on their own creative and mindful journey. It is for all levels.  Students who have attended the previous class can continue their studies, and new students can join the class.

Nature is one of the most inspirational places to be, stimulating our senses with its beauty, hushed sounds and interesting smells. The learners will then translate their inspiration and studies into artwork using acrylic paint. These pieces of work can be both an accurate or abstract representation of the subject.   

This course will give the learner an opportunity to study, sketch and paint their own area of interest in nature. Weather permitting some of the classes will be outdoors or will start outside to gather ideas and inspiration, then return to the studio to continue.  The course will give beginners confidence and help them acquire knowledge in colour, texture, perspective drawing and painting skills, whilst enjoying being around nature.

For the intermediates it will help them improve their skills and take on new challenges in an environment they perhaps haven’t experienced before? Interacting with other artists in this way is fun and inspirational.  Artists will work on and take home several pieces of drawn and painted artwork.       

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Rebecca Taylor

I have studied different aspects of Art most of my life and see the world from a creative perspective. My early days studying Art and Design at college allowed me to focus on the thing in life I love most and inspired me to further my passion for art. Studying for my Bachelors and Masters degrees gave me the opportunity to turn this passion into a lifelong career. They gave me the knowledge and creative skills to fully understand, not only the practical side of this subject, but also the theoretical side. I have participated in shows, seminars and exhibitions, which have helped me learn that whilst working independently, creating alongside others is hugely inspirational.

To teach art is to help each student on their own artistic journey, whilst gaining confidence and inspiration from others around them. I believe that through the process of observing, drawing and painting a subject, the students discover new ways of seeing it and can translate that into an innovative piece of artwork. The natural environment is a wonderful place to study, stimulating our senses and thinking about a more conceptual way of viewing nature. This might be portrayed using a naturalistic representation or a more abstract approach.

Most of all I am an enthusiastic, compassionate, and fun teacher who loves people and all things ART! I love being creative and helping others to find their artistic direction, freedom and inspiration in a studio or outdoor environment. Each student’s personal journey is my focus, ensuring they soak up every creative minute and leave wanting more.

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