Drawing techniques & processes

Drawing Techniques & Processes

Drawing underpins all art disciplines, and at City Lit, we offer a range of creative, hands-on Drawing courses to suit all levels of student experience from beginners to more experienced students and to encourage creativity and development of drawing skills for all.

Our courses are taught by professional artists who bring their wealth of experience and their specialist knowledge to enrich the student experience and to help students progress into their chosen art discipline while putting the subject into a historical and contemporary context.

Courses range from Start Drawing - for absolute beginners, through Drawing 1 and Drawing 2 for further development of skills and knowledge, and on to specialist drawing skills courses, where students can further explore more experimental and expressive skills in their own drawing projects.

For more information about courses available, please contact our Visual Arts team on visualarts@citylit.ac.uk

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  1. Looking at artists: drawing and markmaking
    Course start date:  Thu 30 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lara Mantell
    A beginners chance to explore artists use of mark-making and texture to convey ideas, place and emotions. Experiment with techniques using black ink, pencil and charcoal, and create a unique collection of drawing references.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  2. Drawing: focus on space and depth
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amanda Bracken
    Explore the potential of perspective, layering, light and shade to create space and depth in a drawing. By experimenting with different drawing mediums play with the picture plane in a drawing to achieve an illusion of depth. Using observational drawing make a still life come alive through the play of contrast and cast shadows.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  3. Drawing: a contemporary approach
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chris Hough
    Take your drawing into exciting new directions – build on your existing skills and discover new ways of working. For intermediate students with some drawing experience who would like to explore experimental drawing techniques and develop their own ideas in drawing. A chance to extend your own drawing projects guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, with reference to the work of artists using drawing in the wider art world today.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  4. Drawing: colour pastel techniques
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jun 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    Explore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create a variety of surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  5. Old master drawing techniques: summer school intensive
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon English
    Look back at the drawing techniques and materials used by the Old Masters of the Renaissance period. Working to set exercises, practise and develop drawing skills and explore drawing materials used by some of the artists of this time.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  6. Drawing in colour: summer school intensive
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kim Scouller
    Explore a variety of techniques and approaches to making a still-life in pastels. Learn how to mix pastels on paper, choose suitable materials and supports to allow you to create a finished pastel drawing.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
  7. Drawing: charcoal techniques
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Explore the creative possibilities that this fragile medium affords. Learn and develop the components of drawing with charcoal’s subtle yet dynamic lines. This is a course for beginners. No experience is necessary.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  8. Drawing for beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 14 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Voisey
    Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, you will be introduced to key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
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