Drawing 1

Course Dates: 12/02/23 - 12/03/23
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Explore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach.
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Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00

Course Code: VH409

Available start dates 

Sun, day, 12 Feb - 12 Mar '23

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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What is the course about?

A series of experiments and drawing exercises will introduce you to ways of seeing. You will explore line, tone, shape, form and mark-making using pencil, charcoal and chalk. The experience can then be applied to a range of specialist subjects that use drawing skills to support and explore creativity.

What will we cover?

- Learning to look
- Composition and tone
- Light and shade
- Gesture and mark-making
- Putting it all together
- Measurement and relating the subject to eye level.

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

- Plan a composition and understand spatial relationships
- Draw more accurately from observation
- Draw using tone to establish structure and create solidity of form
- Draw using line and gesture
- Start to develop a personal approach to drawing.

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

This is a course for beginners. No experience is necessary.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

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

Handouts, presentations, demonstrations, practical work, individual and group tutoring, and group discussion.

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

All materials are provided.

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

This course naturally leads onto 'Drawing 2'. You are encouraged to attend both courses to gain maximum benefit. You may also wish to go on to 'Develop your Drawing' or focus your drawing skills on life or portraiture.

Louisa Buck

Dr Louisa Buck is an academic and practicing visual artist trained in sculpture, painting and drawing. She is also experienced in book arts and printmaking. Louisa has a doctorate in philosophy grounded in classical reception, critical theory and drawing research. In her own practice she works independently and in collaboration with others. Her most recent research interests are around classical reception and mental health rhetoric with a practice based outcome investigating stigma and bias. She has taught for over 35 years from adult education non accredited courses to Fine Arts Masters level, and advises students for PhD. She has a particular interest in life long learning and skill based classes. Louisa has a passion for political cartoons and volunteers at the Cartoon Museum in London where she works with the archive.

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.