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Still life with acrylics and pastels

Fiona Odle 9

Start date: 3rd Mar 2022

Time: 09:15 - 11:45

Cost: £89

Day: Thursday

Duration: 6 weeks

Tutor: Rebecca Taylor

Course code: SP22013

This course will give students the opportunity to study a variety of still life compositions in a studio environment alongside other learners.  It welcomes learners of all abilities from beginners to improvers. The still life subject matter will change weekly and will be based on different themes, such as the seasons, colour, nature, organic objects or household items.  This may inspire a bold and creative response from the artist or a more realistic and sensitive one.

 Students will develop different acrylic painting and pastel drawing techniques exploring colour, texture, tonal contrasts and form.  Whilst acrylic paint is bold, heavily pigmented and perfect for layering, pastel has a neutral hue, low saturation and is perfect to blend.  Students may want to explore both mediums separately or combine the two, creating an exciting piece of innovative artwork.   Most importantly this class is about having creative fun and interacting with other artists in a studio environment.    

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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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