Monday 19 April to 24 May 2021
5 weeks 10am to 12pm
This is a free online course - participants will be required to use Zoom. No account is required
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The process of being creative can bring numerous health benefits and general feelings of wellbeing. Research shows that taking up a creative Art/Craft can help, amongst other things depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, insomnia and raising levels of happiness.
No previous knowledge is required, just lots of enthusiasm and a desire to have fun. This course will teach you how to embrace “mistakes” and “errors” and love them as they are: new opportunities! It will also teach you how to see beauty in unusual places.
Session 1: how to use Graphite (pencils). Beautiful trees
Session 2: how to work with colour pencils. Abstraction and feelings. Colour, shape and mood
Session 3: how to use Indian Ink and its possibilities. Painting a pair of old boots
Session 4: how to work with soft pastels and water. Creating a landscape
Session 5: how to use watercolour. Blanket on a chair
For the first session you will need to buy/bring:
- A sketchbook – cartridge paper from 100gsm onwards if possible. You can also get mixed media paper. If you have a sketchbook or a watercolour pad at home gathering dust, this is the perfect time to get it out!
- Pencils – graphite pencil. You can use whatever you have at home. If you want to purchase some you can buy a set of graphite pencils – or just buy one or two – a 4B, 6B should be perfect
- Eraser & sharpener
- A brush
- A board (not a must but is helpful)
Booking is essential