Drawing and Painting (Course Code: 04)
This is a popular course! It is accepted that accurate drawings are the basis for good realistic paintings, so along with learning the fundamentals of acrylics and watercolours, proven drawing techniques will also be taught. Over the weeks, students will draw and paint various subjects from observation, as well as from photos/artwork. The tutor will work closely with students, providing continual constructive feedback on each individual’s work. One or two additional media may also be introduced during the course. Time will also be given for students to explore their preferred media and subject matter.
Materials List for Painting & Drawing
On this course you’ll get a chance to try out three different painting mediums, respectively: acrylics, pastels and watercolours. You’ll also be shown the basics of drawing. If at any stage you want to forgo or stay with a certain painting medium that is perfectly fine.
Note: It is completely up to you, but as we are all on budgets I suggest getting just the acrylic and drawing materials to start with. I will let you know when we will be switching to the next medium.
(I suggest Winsor & Newton Galeria acrylic paints, which are a good medium-quality brand, and widely available)
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Other items needed
A4 or A3 Galeria Acrylic Pad
Tear-off palette pad OR plastic palette
Brushes (which can also be used for watercolours)
Cotman synthetic brushes. They have a turquoise blue handle.
No 8 round brush
No 4 round brush
1” flat brush (OPTIONAL)
24-pack soft chalk pastels. I suggest Faber-Castell. Don’t get Reeves brand – they are not good enough.
Paper: Winsor and Newton pastel paper or Ingres Pastel Paper. They come in various sizes.
Cotman watercolour tubes. Don’t get the professional paints as they are quite expensive! The particular paints needed are the same names as the acrylic paints.
Cold Pressed watercolour paper. Suggested w/colour pads are Winsor & Newton or Langton.
A3 sketchpad (just make sure the paper is not shiny) • 2B and 4B pencils • Soft eraser • Sharpener • Tissues • old newspapers
ITEMS NEEDED WEEKLY
Tissues • Old newspapers