Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
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- Course Code: VH425
- Dates: 15/04/24 - 01/07/24
- Time: 18:00 - 21:00
- Taught: Mon, Evening
- Duration: 10 sessions (over 12 weeks)
- Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VH425
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Duration: 10 sessions (over 12 weeks)
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What is the course about?
- 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?
This is an improvers course, for those who have a basic understanding of drawing from observation. Ideally you will already have completed Drawing 1 before enrolling on this course.
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
• Short demonstrations
• One-to–one 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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You could progress to 'Drawing 3 - Developing skills and ideas'.
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 2' with another tutor, who will cover the same syllabus using different projects.