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A middle-aged student's journey through a Foundation Art and Design Course...

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  • Self-portrait project
    on Jan 22, 2013
    It seems that these days everyone is a photographer with small digital cameras or a mobile phone camera. There is a trend amongst young people to snap photos of themselves and instantly publish them on social networks such as facebook or text them to...
  • In the style of....
    on Nov 13, 2012
    As we have researched several contemporary artists we have been encouraged to have a go at imitating a piece of work we have looked at or paint something in the style of that artist. I decided to have a go at imitating a couple of paintings I had loo...
  • Appreciating art – getting past your emotional response
    on Nov 9, 2012
    How do you look at a piece of art? What do you see? Our first responses are almost always emotional – I like it, I don’t like it, it’s cheerful, it’s depressing, it’s dull, it’s interesting. Sometimes our emotional response is very strong...
  • Applying acrylic paint - another attempt
    on Nov 5, 2012
    As I was not very happy with my last painting, actually it was pants, I decided during the half-term break to have a go at painting a different picture just to prove to myself that I could learn how to apply paint more effectively.I had a look throug...
  • Using colour - reflection on a painting...
    on Oct 26, 2012
    As part of our colour module we got to do a bit of painting last night. We were asked to paint a still life which had been set up in the middle of the table. This was an opportunity to experiment with mixing colours and applying paint to create the d...
  • Life drawing in colour
    on Oct 23, 2012
    Wow! We progressed to life drawing in colour this week.Just as I was getting used to drawing with a stick of charcoal I had to start all over again with a pastel stick. This was more like drawing with a stick of chalk rather than a fine pencil. I fou...
  • Personal Colour Identity
    on Oct 18, 2012
    The second part of our homework asked us to consider our own colour identity i.e. what colours did we associate with ourselves and what would we call those colours.This was a very interesting assignment as it required me to be very int...
  • Colour Identity - is it fickle?
    on Oct 17, 2012
    This week's homework was about colour identity. We were asked to look at how businesses choose the colours for their brand identity and what those colours say about the company. I chose to research three companies: Coca-cola, the AA (Auto mobile...
  • Autumn Garden - colour grid
    on Oct 10, 2012
    For homework this week we had to produce our own colour grid or wheel using objects we had to hand - buttons, pebbles, fabric - anything you could think off. I decided to have a walk around my garden and see what colours I had. I was quite surprised...
  • Life drawing surprise!
    on Oct 9, 2012
    My most recent drawingWe have started off this course with a module on life drawing. What? Straight away....straight into drawing real life people in the nude? Isn't this a little advanced some of us thought?On reflection though it makes perfect sens...
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