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.