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Fine Art

On this course will have an opportunity to get your creative process flowing and will be given guidance on how to spark this creativity, through various means, including researching other artists’ work.

Course Details

The 8-week Fine Art course is aimed at young student’s aged 12-15 years, where students will be encouraged to experiment and explore a wide range of creative techniques in drawing, painting, collage, 3D work and other inspiring artistic methods.

Key skills for pursuing further education in a creative field, such as being able to discuss their own and other artists’ work, will also be taught. Self-motivated projects and development will be encouraged, and students will make at least one group visit to our artistic resource, AUB TheGallery. At every opportunity student’s will be given support and advice to enable those to engage fully and push their creative boundaries and free their imagination.

Students will be working in our university specialist studio spaces that have been home to our award-winning graduates, using tools and equipment that the creative industries rely on and become a part of our creative community.

We at AUB understand how important young creative artists are in having so much potential and with so much ability and enthusiasm, students will have support and guidance from their dedicated tutor to fully explore their inner artist, creative talent and future potential as a fine artist

  • Introduction to Fine Art
  • Building core principles
  • Proportion, line & volume, chiaroscuro and colour
  • Drafting skills and developing the fundamentals
  • AUB TheGallery visit

  • An appreciation and meaningful understanding of the genre – fine art
  • An understanding of the importance of applying core principles
  • A fundamental understanding of the benefits of working in a group to share and appreciate work produced
  • Boost student’s confidence through practical workshops in a group setting
  • The ultimate goal of the course is to empower young people with new skills and release the student’s potential in their fine art journey
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance

Term Dates Time

Autumn term

23, 30 October | 6, 13, 20, 27 November | 4, 11 December 2021

09.30-12.30

Spring term

22, 29 January | 5, 12, 19, 26 February | 5, 12 March 2022

09.30-12.30

Meet your tutor

Aaron Peever is a Welsh contemporary artist that is currently based in Bournemouth. He first found a desire to practice fine art at Cardiff arts academy and decided to develop his artwork at Arts University Bournemouth, where he studied a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Through his degree, he specialised in Painting. His experience through personal life led him to create artwork around the themes of the human condition and society and which allowed him to be nominated for the Freeland painting prize in 2020.

Entry requirements and fees

Ideally students should be aged between 12-15 years and be prepared to bring lots of energy and enthusiasm!

This course costs £199 and all course materials are provided by AUB.

Students at work

Contact the team

If you have any questions, get in touch with the Saturday Art School team on 01202 363222 or at saturdayartschool@aub.ac.uk.