Mindful Art with Oil Pastels
Gosport Discovery Centre
Friday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th November 2022
10.00am to 1.00pm
To develop your skills and confidence in making mindful and creative marks with oil pastels.
- Create at least two artworks using oil pastels
- Create different effects using different techniques
- Undertake 3 different preparation activities
- Identify how mindful art activities can help you feel calmer and more relaxed
- Undertake at least 4 mindful art activities
About the course: Approachable session and activities to help you use different mindful art activities and build your skills and confidence in using oil pastels We will be using photographs and images to inspire our art
Who is this course for: individuals looking to develop their creative skills to improve their wellbeing
Previous knowledge or experience: This course is ideal for beginners to oil pastels or those who are new to art or wanting to build their skills and confidence. Some understanding of drawing techniques is helpful but not essential
How will I learn: Through a range of activities
How will I be assessed: Through completing activities and through class discussion
What shall I bring: A pencil, a range of oil pastels (please note chalk pastels are not suitable for this course), plenty of cartridge paper (preferably A4) for practicing and activities in class, heavier watercolour paper or pastel paper (A4) for your main pictures, old flannel or cloth for wiping your hands (or wet wipes if you prefer), cotton buds, something to scrape with i.e. cocktail sticks, old store card, 2 images to inspire your artworks, if you wish, a drawing board or something to lean up on (up to A3), an apron or wear clothes that you don’t mind getting pastels on (oil pastels can be difficult to remove)
Next steps: Further art courses and workshops
Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.
You will be contacted by a member of the learning in Libraries team prior to the course. We are unable to process your booking without a phone number.
Please note that due to circumstances outside of our control we may need to move this course online. Please give consent to your image appearing on our virtual learning environment Zoom.
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