Drawing and painting landscapes

Course Dates: 04/05/21 - 18/05/21
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: OS - Off Site
Tutors:
Diane Martin

Have you always wanted to draw landscapes in a sketchbook?

On this course, you’ll learn basic techniques for landscape studies, in two different locations near to the City Lit.

Description

What is the course about?

An introduction to drawing and painting on location using a sketchbook: with guidance on drawing/ painting materials & methods for working outside effectively, and enjoyably, in both black & white and colour.

What will we cover?

- Properties of different drawing mediums- the qualities of different pencils, pastels and paints,
- exploring light/shadow effects and types of mark-making.
- guidance on using colour and Colour drawing media
- how to use a viewfinder to aid composition, and a brief introduction to perspective.
- Using a sketchbook for making different studies of your subject/s while you explore and develop different drawing techniques.
- Drawing on location.

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

- Start to draw and paint landscapes using light/shade and proportion effectively
- Use and explore three different drawing methods, based on observation
- Achieve confidence to draw outside in a sketchbook
- Gain skills for making an interesting composition.

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

This course is for beginners to drawing, or for you if you:
- Have not used a sketchbook before
- Want to extend your drawing skills
- Need more confidence drawing outside
- Want to try out different approaches to drawing.

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

Group discussion at the start, with some demonstration, and individual tutor guidance, will enable you to develop your sketchbook studies.
You will be encouraged to do some work outside of class.

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

Some basic drawing materials are provided but if you would like to use paint then please bring a set of watercolours and brushes.
Your tutor will advise during the first session on paints and any other materials (optional).
You will also need to bring;
- an A5 or A4 hardback sketchbook;
- if possible a folding lightweight stool
Some basic drawing materials are provided but if you would like to use paint then please bring a set of watercolours and brushes..
Your tutor will advise during the first session on paints and any other materials (optional).

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

Other landscape drawing or painting courses, or further study in drawing/ painting.

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Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: VH813

Please choose a course date 

Tue, day, 04 May - 18 May '21

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £151.00
Concession: £95.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? visualarts@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

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