Drawing and painting dialogues

Course Dates: 04/06/22 - 09/07/22
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Gain an understanding of the interdependent nature of drawing and painting to establish a creative process where the potential of each activity is maximised. Discover how the two activities can spark off each other to enhance your performance with both. Basic materials included.
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Course Code: VH365

Started Sat, day, 04 Jun - 09 Jul '22

Duration: 5 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

To gain a fuller understanding of the dynamic relationship between drawing and painting with an accent on thinking through making. To explore the interdependency of these activities, as well as their material differences, to magnify the potential of each. To find out how to set up an open-ended working dialogue between drawing and painting to enrich your practice.

What will we cover?

We will explore ways of working between drawing to painting, including: working from direct and secondary observation; exploring abstract mark, gesture and composition; taking drawn studies into painting and oil sketches into drawing; and also interpreting and developing your own painting/drawing practice.

You will be encouraged you to explore and reflect upon how drawing and painting can facilitate the development of a personal creative process. Preparatory studies will lead you to a final piece which can be either a drawing or painting.

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

- Successfully use the contrasts in the material qualities and procedures related to each medium to expand the possibilities of both.
- Experience drawing as a means of decision-making and problem-solving in a painting and vice versa
- Understand possible affinities and distinctions between drawn and painted marks and how this offers a different perspective on each practice.
- Use painting and drawing to explore and interpret your own work and or/ that of other.

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

Intended for those with some painting and drawing experience, or those who wish to explore the relationship between the two disciplines.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

We will engage in a series of structured projects that explore the relationship between drawing and painting. There will be group discussions and evaluations, individual tutorials, and explorations of works by selected artists.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All materials required are provided.

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

This course is intended as a primer for the department’s higher-level programme: the Advanced Practice Area. As such, suitable progression routes include: City Lit fine art course (VM551/552/556), Extended drawing for artists and makers (VH835/796), Advanced painting: practice and discourse (VM200) or Foundation Diploma in art and design (VA654).

Tony Hull

I am an artist living and working in London, trained at Chelsea School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art (University College London). I have shown in solo and group exhibitions around the UK and in Europe (including the Whitechapel Open and Threadneedle Painting Prize) with work in numerous private collections and featured in Drawing and Painting by Kate Wilson (Thames and Hudson, 2015). For over 30 years I have taught in a wide variety of contexts, lecturing in many British art schools, including Manchester (MA), Cheltenham (BA), Central St Martins, UAL. I have run drawing workshops for Microsoft Seattle, Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, Electronic Arts UK, Vanguard Animation, Tell Me in Mountain View, CA and Kaos Studios (THQ) in New York amongst others. I have also taught renowned opera, television and film directors how to draw (NDAs duly signed) At City Lit I deliver many drawing and painting courses with a significant input on our Fine Art Course.

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.