What is the course about?
Through demonstration and simple practical exercises this course will provide an intensive and stimulating introduction to some of the possible uses of the versatile iPad . Our focus will be on the practice of painting and drawing as facilitated by the “Brushes redux” software.
What will we cover?
Traditional ideas such as line, gesture, tone and basic colour theory will be explored in the digital medium and the idea that the iPad can be used a digital sketch book.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Develop images imaginatively using line, tone, gesture, and simple colour in digital form
- Use images from the built in camera as a starting point for development
- Explore the potential of the iPad as a digital sketch book
- Use your iPad to explore, develop and create ideas from the imagination and from images taken with the built in camera.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No experience is necessary.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, 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?
Concepts and ideas will be explained and demonstrated, students will be given practical exercises to complete and be encouraged to experiment both in class and at home.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You must bring your own iPad and the 'brushes redux' app and your finger or a stylus.
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.