Artists sketchbook walk
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: OS - Off Site
Course Code: VH580
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course involves a walk between several small galleries in London, including the East End, plus a range of emerging and established networks in central locations. Each week we will see different exhibitions and a variety of contemporary art. We will gather information, make sketches and notes and then discuss the exhibitions and review the sketchbook work.
What will we cover?
The course will cover different methods of sketching and information gathering, while responding to the work of contemporary artists in a gallery setting.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Look at, and take inspiration directly from, the work of a variety of contemporary artists in a gallery situation.
- Build up a sketchbook for research, using a variety of methods for gathering visual information.
- Know more about cutting edge contemporary art practice and a range of London's small independent galleries (including their locations).
- Feel more confident with sketching in public spaces.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for all levels; you just need a willingness to go on a tour of discovery and an interest in experiencing contemporary art.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Talks, practical work, demonstrations, individual tutoring and group discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Some basic drawing materials eg pencils, rubbers, sharpeners will be provided.
You will need to bring an A4 (minimum size) sketchbook, and may like to bring any extra optional drawing materials, such as coloured pencils, pens or a camera.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The course would be useful for all students who are already taking, or want to go onto, other studio-based painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture courses including Foundation and City Lit Fine Art courses.
Amanda Knight studied Botanical, Medical and Natural History illustration at Falmouth School of Art in pre-digital times when encyclopaedias graced bookshelves and Infographics upheld an applied mode of 2D practice. On graduation, Amanda worked freelance in industry, notably at Helicopter studios in Soho, with clients in publishing, advertising and design. She also took her first steps in Adult Teacher training, working as a part-time teacher of A-level art. Community Arts and personal Fine-Art practice gradually replaced industry with freer avenues, accompanied by post-graduate study at Central Saint Martins (2000). Amanda also studied on the transformative City Lit Fine Art course for which she is now joint Course Co-ordinator. Amanda has experience of art-fair and gallery sales, represented by Stark Gallery from 2005-2012. Subsequent project work has seen a return involvement with contemporary, socially driven arts projects and fringe artist communites such as Teatro Vivo, Urban Art and Deptford X. She has twice been selected for inclusion in Creekside Open, and accepted into professional studio groups Brookmill Studios and Deptford Foreshore.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.