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Reflective Art Practice: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media and Art History: The Art of the Garden

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art of garden

Term 1 (Tuesday, 7-9pm)

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Course Dates

17th October 2017 – 5th December 2017

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Course Leader

Abi Kremer
Course Description

Course overview

The garden has proved an important topic for artists; a place of pleasure and escape, of private moments and celebration of nature. We will look at the diverse way artists from different centuries have responded to garden subjects with a series of practical exercises involving drawing materials, paint and collage, using own references.


The Art of the Garden offers a practical art course which will help develop analytical and creative skills by reflecting on major art movements.


Aims and learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module you will have gained:


  • Knowledge and understanding of Garden art as illustrated by various artists including Picasso and Patrick Heron.


  • Some mastery of drawing, painting and mixed media techniques in order to develop personal art projects on the theme of gardens, building on artists’ examples.


Summary of teaching and learning methods

This course will comprise the following teaching and learning methods:

  • Introductory lectures
  • Question and answer
  • Group discussion
  • Practical demonstrations
  • One-to-one advice (during practical sessions)
  • Preparatory reading
  • Hands on workshops


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