Drawing 2

Course Dates: 30/04/20 - 02/07/20
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Develop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.


What is the course about?

- To consolidate drawing skills introduced in 'Drawing 1'
- To begin to develop an individual and expressive approach when drawing from observation.
- To explore ways in which we see.
- To draw with increased confidence.

What will we cover?

In this course we shall explore different ways of looking and seeing, developing an awareness of our environment and language to articulate and understand visual relationships.
- Texture and mark-making
- Proportion, line and tone
- Perspective - theory and practice
- The combining of viewpoints
- Personal sketchbook work.

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

- Make drawings in line and tone
- Draw more accurately from observation
- Draw using 1 and 2 point perspective
- Combine viewpoints in the same drawing
- Recognise the work of a variety of artists.

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

Intermediate. This course follows on from 'Drawing 1', but you are welcome to join if you have equivalent experience.

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 basic drawing materials are provided.

If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.

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

Completing this course gives you a portfolio of drawings with which to apply for our higher level Art and Design courses should you wish to, such as Extended Drawing for Artists and Makers. Alternatively, you could apply to one or more of a wide range of art subjects which use drawing skills to support and explore creativity, such as painting, fashion and textiles, graphic design and sculpture.

You could also (if you feel you need more practice) repeat 'Drawing 1' or 'Drawing continued' with another tutor, who will cover the same syllabus using different projects.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Good teaching, lots of teaching how to draw rather that ending up with a pretty picture. Does what is says on the tin ....
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/03/2020)
I highly recommend this course for any one wishing to extend their understanding of drawing and the skills needed.
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Review by anon / (Posted on 23/11/2019)
This is highly recommended as a follow up course for those who have attended Drawing 1.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 04/04/2019)
A passionate tutor who offers lots of in class support. The course structure is very open with a strong focus on perspective.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 28/03/2019)
You learn to approach drawing in a different way
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 08/03/2019)
A good development from drawing 1, covering key techniques backed up with useful exercises and longer studies. Very focused and enjoyable, you feel you have developed your technique and way of looking/observing.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 13/02/2019)
A great course if you have a little knowledge of drawing eg by doing drawing 1. I learned so much and I am really enthusiastic about doing more because the tutor is very knowledgeable and encouraging.
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Review by Susan / (Posted on 11/02/2019)
yes, I would recommend the course but point out the high cost
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 14/12/2018)
It is a great 'next 'step on from Drawing 1 or if you already have a basic level/knowledge. The group was small and friendly and the teaching was excellent, striking the right balance between necessary theory and creative scope.
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Review by Ann / (Posted on 26/11/2018)
This is a fantastic course, I started this because I wanted to brush up on my observational drawing skills and to experiment a bit more with traditional media.
The teaching is excellent with a mix of one to one guidance and detailed demonstrations.
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Review by Becca / (Posted on 29/11/2015)
Tutor Biographies
Mario Lautier Vella Tutor Website

Mario Lautier Vella is a cross-disciplinary, award-winning artist who began his art career at City Lit. After completing a number of short courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles, Mario went on to do the two-year City Lit Fine Art course before going back to university to gain his Masters degree. Mario regularly exhibits in the UK and abroad and his work can be found in private collections around the world. Mario has enjoyed teaching at City Lit since 2011. For more info go to mariolautiervella.com

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.

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Course Code: VH327

Please choose a course date 

Thu, eve, 30 Apr - 02 Jul '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £349.00
Senior fee: £349.00
Concession: £213.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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Any questions? visualarts@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

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