Beginners drawing intensive

Course Dates: 09/12/19 - 12/12/19
Time: 18:00 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Stelios Stylianou

Learn and develop basic drawing skills over four intensive days. Each day will focus on an aspect of drawing, covering key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience.


What is the course about?

This intensive four day course is an introduction to drawing where you will progressively acquire skills starting with mark making and progressing to observational drawing. Using a range of drawing materials, you will learn to use line, tone and create compositions from observation. This course will give you basic drawing skills, enabling you to progress to more complex drawing challenges.

What will we cover?

Drawing in line/mark making
Tonal drawing
Use of different materials
Basic observational drawing.

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

Make a series of drawings of different subjects using different methods and approaches
Draw using a variety of materials
Gain increased accuracy and confidence in line drawing
Compose a drawing
Draw using a range of tones (light and dark).

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

This is a basic drawing course ideal for those without much experience or for students in a different visual art field wanting to improve their drawing. This course is also suitable for those who would like to refresh existing drawing skills.

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

One to one tuition, group exercises, group discussion, question and answer and slide shows.
No compulsory homework will be set.

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

All basic drawing materials are included in the cost.
The tutor can give advice about where to buy art equipment once class starts if you would like to purchase your own kit.

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

Drawing 1, Drawing 2 or any other drawing or life drawing course.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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You will be tired, we stand most of the day, and pack in the work. You will enjoy it!
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Review by Clare / (Posted on 10/04/2019)
Try it, you'll be amazed at what you can do.
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Course Code: VM425

Please choose a course date 

Mon-Thu, eve, 09 Dec - 12 Dec '19

Duration: 4 sessions

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £169.00
Concession: £103.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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