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This hands-on fine art course has been specially designed for budding artists aged 12-15 to experiment and explore a wide range of creative techniques in drawing, painting, collage, 3D work and other inspiring artistic methods in an encouraging and creative environment.

Course overview

This highly creative course for young artists aged 12–15 years old runs on Saturday mornings and is available to study in either our autumn or spring term. Check out the term dates and other course details below.

Dates

Saturday 1 October 2022 – 19 November 2022

Duration and times

8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30

Tutor

Aaron Peever

Fee

£199

Class capacity

16

Dates

Saturday 28 January 2023 – 18 March 2023

Duration and times

8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30

Tutor

Aaron Peever

Fee

£199

Class capacity

16

Course details

This hands-on fine art course has been specially designed for budding artists aged 12-15 to experiment and explore a wide range of creative techniques in drawing, painting, collage, 3D work and other inspiring artistic methods in an encouraging and creative environment.

As well as finessing a range of creative skills, our young students will also learn key skills necessary for pursuing further education in a creative field, such as the ability to discuss their own work and the work of others with confidence.

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 understand how important young creative artists are – they've so much potential, untapped abilities, and enthusiasm. On this course they’ll be supported to fully explore their creative talent and future potential as a fine artist.

We encourage our young artists to be themselves, and as such we harness a budding artists’ natural style and flair, therefore enabling them to utilise existing creative interests and acquire new skills in the development of their own unique creative visual language.

It goes without saying, too, that we ensure all our young learners are included, respected, and supported every step of the way on their creative journey with us.

  • Introduction to fine art
  • Building core principles
  • Proportion, line, volume, chiaroscuro and colour
  • Drafting skills and developing the fundamentals
  • Visit to TheGallery at AUB

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 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.

  • This course will give young artists an appreciation of all the aspects of fine art whilst they work towards producing their fine art pieces
  • Students will be provided opportunities to experiment, risk-take and find their inner creativity
  • Students will be supported and encouraged to explore the application of different methods, techniques and media

  • An appreciation and meaningful understanding of the fine art genre
  • 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
  • Boosted confidence through practical workshops in a group setting
  • A sense of empowerment from new skills
  • 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

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

All course materials are included in the course fee.