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Art - Painting & Drawing - Create Your Own Greetings Cards

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DV1016Art – Painting & Drawing - Create Your Own Greetings Cards CANCELLED15/07/202122/07/202110:00 AM2:00 PMGEARIESAvailable for enrolments
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More information about this Course

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COVID 19 In these challenging times, the safety of learners and staff is our highest priority. We are therefore introducing a range of measures to protect every member of the learning community at Gearies. These include strict limits on class sizes to ensure social distancing can be maintained within classrooms. There will also be additional procedures and limitations around the use of entrances and exits, corridors and other public areas.

How will the course benefit me
- You will be able to design and create your own unique, hand-painted greetings cards - This relaxing, rewarding hobby allows you to apply imagination and creativity to create unique, hand-crafted gifts for friends and family.

Entry Requirements
No previous experience is required. Learners of all levels are welcome.

What will I learn
- You will learn how to Illustrate greetings cards using a variety of media including coloured pencils, watercolors and acrylic paint. - How to paint flowers, leaves and butterflies using watercolours. - How to use acrylic or gouache paint to create

Course Delivery
The tutor will guide you through various techniques used to create interesting, unique greetings cards through explanation, demonstration and one-to-one guidance. The course comprises 4 weekly 2 hour classes.

Learning Assessment
You will receive ongoing verbal feedback from your tutor. An Individual learning Plan will enable you to set your own targets, in discussion with the tutor. Achievement at the end of the course will be measured against these individual targets.

Extra Costs
For the first session you will need to bring: - soft coloured pencils (eg. Crayola) - smooth, plain paper - textured drawing paper (suitable for watercolour) - basic watercolour paints Learners wishing to use acrylic or gouache paint and decorative materials such as gold leaf, glitter and ink will need to buy these materials – the tutor will provide further advice and guidance during the first session.

Progression Routes
Other art courses within the Institute such as ‘Art – Watercolour (All levels)’ or ‘Art – drawing and painting using mixed media’.

Health & Safety
The tutor will advise of any specific health and safety requirements.

Covid H&S
You will be expected to follow the social distancing arrangements in place for the safety of staff and learners.


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