Contemporary drawing sketchbook

Course Dates: 26/06/21 - 04/07/21
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

Explore the sequential and adaptive nature of sketchbook drawing as a site for generating personal material, inviting connections, and extracting patterns of meaning. Includes gallery research, set-project as stimulus, and practical exploration of contemporary drawing techniques.

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Description

What is the course about?

We will look at the contemporary sketchbook as an autonomous (stand-alone) art-form and examine ways that thinking, writing and drawing come together in the creative generation of image and ideas. We will explore contrasting approaches to sketchbook development (pace and style) including spontaneous and planned drawing techniques; we will also look at ways artists balance intimate and formal content and ideas.
Covers a range of contemporary mixed-drawing techniques (see below), encouraging personal adaptation of method and materials.

There will be a visit to the Welcome Collection, exploring the exhibition, artefacts and curatorial approach - taking this as a contemporary model for creative and adaptive thinking. Back at the City Lit studio, you will continue to work with ideas from the Wellcome research visit (i.e. science, life and art) using these sessions to identify and take forward a personal theme or interest.

What will we cover?

- Working with gallery collections, curatorial themes and approaches
- Thinking, writing and drawing – ways to bring initial research together
- Contemporary sketchbook examples – innovative formats and concepts
- Using the creative act of drawing to review, edit and develop content
- Mixed-media techniques: including biro, acrylic, gouache, graphite, photography and collage.

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

- Individualise your approach to working with gallery collections
- Identify useful contemporary patterns of association - ways of looking
- Demonstrate two ways that writing can inform or evolve the act of drawing
- Use a range of spontaneous and planned drawing techniques to develop visual content and ideas
- Structure a sketchbook - planning for shifts in thinking, materials and pace.

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

This course is suitable for students with some drawing experience. You should have completed an introductory-level drawing course, around 30 hours of study, and feel comfortable drawing with pencil, charcoal and pen.

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

It is helpful if you can do some research or additional work on your sketchbook between sessions, but it is not essential.

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

For the first session you will need to bring something to draw in - a journal, notebook or sketchbook-in-progress and a few pencils or pens. If you would like to start a new sketchbook for the course project I recommend waiting until we have discussed formats and concepts in the first session.

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

Depending on your starting point, you may like to take:
- Contemporary Art Sketchbook Walk
- Contemporary collage and mixed media
- One of the City Lit Drawing courses, or the one-year course Extended Drawing for Artists and Makers (advanced)
- Draw, paint, print / Introduction to printmaking.

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Inspiring teaching - practical skills with creative exploration
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 27/11/2019)
I would recommend it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 14/03/2019)
Be prepared to be stretched
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Tutor Biographies
Ute Kreymann

Ute works in sculpture, drawing, photography and print. She exhibits in the UK and abroad, including shows in Janus Avivson- Paris, Gallery Unwahr- Berlin, The Watermans Art Centre, National Trust, The Round Chapel- London, St Pancras Chambers and studio1.1.london. She is interested in 'Art and Landscape' and has collaborated with other artists in this area. Residencies and public art include ‘SelfScapes’ in Dalby Forest, an artistic research project with catalyst funding from York St John University; Hurlingham and Chelsea School - ACAVA;Winton School- The Esmée Fairbairn Charitable Trust. Publications: Kate Wilson, Drawing and Painting Materials and Techniques, 2015; The E list,Winter.No 55. Work reviews include: Time Out by Martin Herbert; Catalogue Essay by Tom Mc Carthy. Ute worked as Trustee member of Shoreditch Town Hall Trust and as gallery curator, Tram Depot Gallery. Ute has over 10 years of experience teaching in Further and Adult Education, on the Art and Design Foundation Diploma; Developing Art Practice; EDAM and The City Lit interior design course, specialising in sculpture - 3D, drawing and colour. Qualifications: MAFA and PGCE

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Course Code: VH908

Sat-Sun, day, 26 Jun - 04 Jul '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £229.00
Senior fee: £183.00
Concession: £115.00

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