Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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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.
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.
Anne Teahan is an artist whose work has spanned projects and residencies across a variety of settings ranging from a successful Arts Council collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC & Shape Arts, to teaching art in an inner-city school. Her art explores themes of fragility, light and visibility. Her practice ranges from observational drawing & painting and photography to fragmented paper sculpture and installation. She has exhibited widely in diverse settings, including Tate Exchange at Tate Modern and the Phoenix Cinema (making work inspired by Hitchcock). She is a UAL alumnus having studied Painting at Byam Shaw school of Art and a Drawing MA at Camberwell. She did her PGCE in Art & Design at Middlesex University. Her work can be viewed on Axis and on her personal website. Anne has been a tutor at City Lit for many years, delivering courses and workshops in drawing, painting and life classes. Her teaching is structured but flexible - she believes that offering students a well-planned process will take the stress out of learning and release creativity.
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.