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Foundation Creative Computing

The course leads to a City & Guilds 7716 – L2 - 34 in Creative Computing.
This is a one-year course that has 3 aspects to it.

1. Design

a. You will cover the design elements: colour, shape, line, texture and form.
i. We will work formal exercises to introduce theory in an A4 working notebook.
ii. We will work in a concertina sketchbook to create exciting artwork on a theme or themes of your own choice.

2. Samples

a. You will be introduced to a wide range of tools in PhotoShop Elements.
b. You will be given good practice for organising and saving your work in progress and upon completion.
c. You will work many samples developing your skills and seeing how your design work can be integrated into your digital imaging.
d. We will look at the work of a wide range of artists and makers.

3. Making

a. There are 3 projects in which you will develop and make digital images.
i. Make a computer-generated drawing incorporating a range of tools and functions.
ii. Create a composite image based on scanned material.
iii. Make an art/craft specific design.

The course is designed to integrate these 3 aspects seamlessly. We will allow some reflective and making time each weekend to develop ideas within your own personal work.

This is a 1-year course for pleasure that explores digital and analogue art techniques. The inclusion of text will be explored.

In the Style of Five Artists:- You will produce 5 digital drawings including text based on the work of: Van Gogh, Bill Buchman, David Hockney, Picasso and Matisse. We study their work, media and drawing styles.

You will explore analogue as well as digital drawing techniques as you develop your skills and ideas. Your folio of pieces will reflect a personal theme and reflect the use of photographs, vector images and further analogue work, depending on your interests.

Through the projects offered you will develop your drawing skills and techniques. We will develop digital skills for including text within a piece, developing ideas from other people as well as your own.

Historical and Cultural Research: - We will investigate text and drawing through history and across cultures through research and practical work.

Contemporary Issues: - We will study “A Short Book of Drawing” by Andrew Marr together. Your responses to this will be shared each month in our virtual college.

All aspects of the course are integrated into bi-monthly projects.

Further information call us on 01524 874890 or email Our fully equipped teaching suite is located at Unit 3, Lyne Riggs Estate, Lancaster Road, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9EA.

 Dates for 2016 - 2017

7th & 21st September11th & 25th January3rd & 17th May
5th & 19th October1st & 22nd February7th & 28th June 
9th, 23rd & 30th November8th & 22nd March5th & 19th July
14th December5th & 26th April
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