Drawing 1

Course Dates: 10/11/24 - 08/12/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
An introduction to drawing from observation through a carefully structured approach in a studio environment. Suitable for beginners.
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Drawing 1
  • Course Code: VH407
  • Dates: 10/11/24 - 08/12/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Sun, Daytime
  • Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Andrea Voisey

Course Code: VH407

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Sun, day, 10 Nov - 08 Dec '24

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

Explore the creative possibilities of drawing through a series of practical drawing tasks. You will explore techniques that develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition, and mark making. You will investigate spatial relationships through basic measuring and constructing a composition. Relevant examples of work from artists will be discussed in relation to the drawings you are making.

What will we cover?

• Accuracy to represent a form.
• Using the components of drawing – line, tone and mark-making.
• An introduction to composition and spatial relationships.
• The work of other artists’ and practitioners.
• Reflect on your own progress and learning.

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

• Use techniques to record subjects accurately from observation.
• Begin to make compositional decisions to determine spatial relationships.
• Recognise hand and eye co-ordination as something personal as you develop a drawing.
• Identify drawing methods and approaches used by a range of relevant artists.
• Reflect on your learning in the context of making a drawing.

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

This is a course for beginners, no experience is necessary. Course. It is ideal for those new to drawing from observation in a studio environment.

You should be able to follow verbal and written instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information. You may be encouraged to take short written notes for your own use and take part in group discussions.

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

• Practical work in the studio
• Demonstrations
• Presentations and handouts
• Individual and group tutoring
• Group discussion

This course is supported by Google Classroom as a Virtual Learning Environment. When you log on you will be able to access course material, presentations and handouts etc.

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

Basic drawing materials and resources are provided as part of this course, including paper, pencils, charcoal. Students are welcome to bring any additional specialist materials.

Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencil to printing services, at 15% off.

To get 15% LGC discount, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply in-store or by simply emailing info@londongraphics.co.uk with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here- https://www.londongraphics.co.uk/student-discounts/.

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

A range of courses at City Lit to consider include Drawing 2, Drawing into Painting, Drawing from Plants and Flowers and Drawing into Watercolour painting.

Andrea Voisey Tutor Website

Andrea studied Drawing at Camberwell College and textiles at Morley College, where she also did her teacher training. She has a passion for the macabre and much of her recent practice has focused on drawing animal skulls and skeletons. She has a particular interest in comparative anatomy which led her to devise the Anatomical Life and Portrait Drawing courses at City Lit. Observational drawing is at the core of her practice and she uses it as a means of recording the world around her, be it the clutter of the studio, a music gig or a specimen in a museum. Andrea has an energetic approach to teaching. She is highly communicative and strives to create a positive group dynamic whilst being sensitive to the needs of individual students. This has been enriched by her extensive experience as a life model which she has used as a unique opportunity to observe first-hand the teaching methods and creative processes of many artists and has applied this knowledge to develop her own distinctive teaching style. Examples of her work can be found at www.instagram.com/voiseydrawing

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.