What is the course about?
A course to develop your skills with drawing elements such as line, form and composition. Using a variety of drawing media and different creative techniques you will evolve a fluid and dynamic approach, enabling confidence in drawing, and exploring the potential to move into painting.
What will we cover?
A course to develop your drawing skills, exploring:
- how to look and draw from observation
- the use of line and gesture
- developing a drawing from sketches
- composition and tone.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Draw from observation
- Make use of tone and line to express form
- Use a variety of materials to make a composition
- Use imagination to develop a full-scale drawing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Intermediate. It is recommended that you have some previous drawing experience or have completed Drawing 1 or Drawing 2.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instruction, 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?
Using a variety of techniques designed to help you break out of old habits and loosen up. Practical work will involve drawing from observation, using a variety of materials including charcoal, chalk and ink. There will also be demonstrations, group discussions, one-to-one tutoring, and handouts regarding art walks, open studios and exhibitions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. All basic 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?
Further drawing courses - please see the course guide or browse the website.
The City lit advanced Drawing course; Extended Drawing for Artists and Makers VH835 or VH769.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details