50 drawings in a day

Course Dates: 16/02/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
A high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
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50 drawings in a day
  • Course Code: VH888
  • Dates: 16/02/24 - 16/02/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Fri, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Charles Chambers

Course Code: VH888

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Fri, day, 16 Feb - 16 Feb '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

The aim is to generate a series of rapid drawings, and to free up your drawing style and use of materials, keeping productivity fluid and open. The drawing day will include shifts in pace and emphasis. You will be carefully guided through each transition, and given clear parameters. Some exercises will be closely directed, others will encourage you to apply your own reasoning and ideas. We will use traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing, so come prepared to observe, deconstruct, invent, enlarge, reduce, copy and collaborate – but most of all be prepared to draw intensively and responsively!

What will we cover?

Exploring ways of seeing to question ‘what is drawing?’
Drawing from a variety of sources including observation and the imagination
Experimental use of a variety of traditional and unconventional drawing materials
A range of creative approaches to mark-making.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

By the end of this course you should be able to...
Use a range of drawing exercises to open up new imagery and ideas
Identify at least two new drawing techniques that you can apply in future
Manage the challenges of working quickly and responsively to a timed brief
Identify areas of potential in your exploratory or incomplete drawings.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced drawing students. You should be open to using a variety of drawing materials, such as ink, charcoal, graphite and chalks.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Set projects, tutor briefings and demonstration, individual and collaborative work, peer and whole-group review and discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Set projects, tutor briefings and demonstration, individual and collaborative work, peer and whole-group review, discussion and artist images.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Standard drawing materials are provided


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Depending on your starting point, you may like to take:
- Drawing 1 or Drawing 2, or Extended Drawing for Artists and Makers (advanced)
- Draw, paint, print / Introduction to printmaking
- A life-drawing, portrait or urban drawing class
- Introduction to abstract painting.

Charles Chambers

Charles is an artist, designer and theorist with over twenty-five years experience; initially as a freelance illustrator working for major publishers and magazines, and for two decades as Creative Director of an award-winning west-end design agency. Greatly experienced himself as an adult learner, he was an art and design graduate first in the 1980’s but then returned to university – whist working full-time – to gain a First Class degree in architecture followed by a Master’s (with distinction) in architectural theory. He now divides his time between printmaking, small architectural projects and since 2011 teaching a range of subjects at CityLit: including cultural history and theory to creative practitioners, interior design and drawing. He says: “Teaching is the most rewarding experience I have had in a long career in the world of art and design. There is really nothing to compare with the complete engagement of a group of learners in full spate!” Summer also finds Charles afloat, teaching sailing and racing his own small boat. For more information go to www.studiochacha.co.uk and #studio_chacha.uk

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.