Drawing 3

Course Dates: 15/04/24 - 01/07/24
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
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Explore a range of materials and challenging approaches to develop your creative potential in drawing, informed by artists contexts. Building on your previous experience, develop your observational drawing skills for greater accuracy and complexity as well as learning to manipulate composition, surface and mark-making to create dynamic, expressive drawings.
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Drawing 3
  • Course Code: VH808
  • Dates: 15/04/24 - 01/07/24
  • Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Mon, Daytime
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 12 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Brian Sayers

Course Code: VH808

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Mon, day, 15 Apr - 01 Jul '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

The course encourages an inventive approach to composition and introduces you to the underlying abstract forces that occur in all visual exploration, including 'ways of seeing' and to develop a drawing language to articulate and understand visual relationships. 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 mixed media and painting.

What will we cover?

A course to develop your existing drawing skills, including:
- how to see and draw with greater accuracy from observation
- exploring viewpoints
- personal sketchbook work
- expressive, dynamic drawing
- developing a more resolved drawing from sketches.

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

- Draw more accurately from observation
- use a variety of mark-making and gestural approaches
- use tone and line to express form
- manipulate and make use of different compositional devices
- make use of proportion and perspective for more convincing observational drawings
- use texture, pattern and mark-making towards developing a more expressive visual language
- make use of proportion and perspective for more convincing observational drawings
- make use of a sketchbook to develop personal ideas.

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

This is an intermediate course, for those who have experience of working from observation and are ready to expand their individual approach to drawing. Ideally you will already have completed Drawing 2 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
• Handouts
• 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?

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.

Brian Sayers

Brian has taught painting and drawing for over 30 years in a variety of different places and at different levels. He graduated from the Slade School of Art in 1978 and has continued to practise painting ever since. He has had over 10 one-person shows in the UK and exhibited in Germany and the USA. Although still life has been a principle interest, he has completed a number of portraits and exhibited 3 times in the National Portrait Gallery and is often in the RA Summer Exhibition. Brian particularly likes to include knowledge of art historical contexts with practical work to extend students' methods and approaches. He aims to focus on painting from diverse periods and cultures to develop individual ideas. When teaching he hopes to encourage a liveliness of approach with a solid understanding of technical issues involved. This can, in his opinion, lead on to a more confident, personal approach.

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.