Arts & Crafts Evening Courses

Introduction to Acrylic Painting (Course Code: 01) is one of the most rewarding ways to express yourself artistically, and this course will explore the medium of Acrylic paint, a medium which is both flexible and durable.

This class is suited to both beginners and for people with some experience in painting.  During the course students will work on different skills, methods and techniques, such as perspective, colour mixing and paint application.

The course subject matter will include landscape, still life and portraiture, and the work of  famous artists’ will be looked at for inspiration and exciting ideas

Students of this class will benefit and grow from getting individual support and tuition and they will be encouraged to develop their own personal style.

See http://www.jennycleary.com

A list of materials for this course will be emailed to you on enrolment. It is also available on the college website https://www.ballsbridgecollege.com/evening-classes/

Continuation  Painting QQI Level 5 (Course Code: 02)

This QQI certified course is intended for those who have already done our Introduction to Acrylic Painting course, or those who have experience of the fundamentals of painting. Participants will work on a number of painting projects, with input and instruction from the tutor. The work produced may be submitted for certification at the end of the course.

See http://www.jennycleary.com

Drawing for Beginners (Course Code: 03)

This course involves learning how to realistically draw what you see by accessing the creative part of your brain. Proven drawing techniques and skills will enable you to accurately draw from observation, from photos/artwork and from your own memory and imagination. The tutor will work closely with students, providing continual constructive feedback on each individual’s work. Subjects will include the human face, body, nature, still life, animals, basic perspective and much more. B, 2B and 4B pencils, an A3 sketchpad, a good soft eraser and a pencil sharpener that holds shavings will be the materials required.  See http://www.nicolasedgwick.com/

A list of materials for this course will be emailed to you on enrolment. It is also available on the college website https://www.ballsbridgecollege.com/evening-classes/

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.

See http://www.nicolasedgwick.com/

NEW Creating Comics and Exploring Visual Narratives (Course Code: 05)

Through the language of comics, this course will explore how we can tell complete, visual stories; just using a trusty pencil & paper! We will learn how the language of comics and sequential storytelling is actually one that evolved from our very first written forms of communication.

With this in mind each week we will delve into how comics function and compliment a wide variety of genres, and also how they relate of other media – providing you with tools and tricks that you can adapt to understanding them, and your interests elsewhere.  This will include: basic scriptwriting, shooting your own reference, understanding world-building and more! See https://www.matthewshiell.com/

A list of materials for this course will be emailed to you on enrolment. It is also available on the college website https://www.ballsbridgecollege.com/evening-classes/

Classes for all evening courses will be delivered onsite for the January 2022 term

The safety of our learners and staff is paramount and the College will comply with any public health measures the Government may introduce to reduce the spread of COVID 19.

Course Payment

We are pleased to inform our learners that online enrolment and payment is now possible for our evening classes. This will be available through our college website, www.ballsbridgecollege.com. Postal enrolment and payment by cheque and postal order will continue to be accepted.

There will be no enrolment evenings this term.

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