Drawing club

Course Dates: 14/02/20 - 20/03/20
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Come along to our Friday evening drop-in drawing club. Discover new drawing techniques and develop your skills further by responding to a diverse range of briefs and projects that will take your work into exciting new directions. Guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, each session will deal with a different approach. You can book individual sessions or the whole course for a reduced rate.



What is the course about?

Enjoy a new drawing brief every two weeks and take your drawing into exciting new directions – build on your existing skills and discover new ways of working, experiment with different techniques and explore where your drawings will take you next.

The drawing club is new way to develop your drawing on a ‘drop-in’ basis. You can sign up to do all the sessions at a reduced rate or if you would prefer to drop in when you can, you can book for individual sessions via Eventbrite.

What will we cover?

Every 2 weeks there will be a different theme. Be inspired by drawing techniques and other artists working with the same concepts. From initial sketches and additional research through to a series of final drawings or new work in another favourite medium such as painting or collage, it’s your chance to push your ideas and drawing further in a lively, fun and supportive environment. Drawing briefs will be diverse - we will work from life, our own research and imagination.

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

- Draw with more confidence using a variety of different methods
- Explore your own ideas using drawing with more confidence
- Use drawing as a means of recording, exploration and self-expression
- Identify work by artists working with the same or similar ideas
- Develop your drawings further considering a number of aims and directions.

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

Intermediate – you should have drawing experience / completed our Drawing 1 course or an equivalent. Come with an open mind and a willingness to try things out and develop your work further.

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

PowerPoint presentations, handouts, collaborative group-work and individual tasks, group and one-to-one discussions.

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

All materials are included.

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?

The course will enable you to embark on the next level drawing courses such as ‘Drawing 2’, ‘Abstract drawing’ ‘Contemporary drawing sketchbook, Extended drawing for artists and makers or life drawing. Go to www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/art-and-design for more info.

Tutor Biographies
Mario Lautier Vella Tutor Website

Mario Lautier Vella is a cross-disciplinary, award-winning artist who began his art career at City Lit. After completing a number of short courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles, Mario went on to do the two-year City Lit Fine Art course before going back to university to gain his Masters degree. Mario regularly exhibits in the UK and abroad and his work can be found in private collections around the world. Mario has enjoyed teaching at City Lit since 2011. For more info go to mariolautiervella.com

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.

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Course Code: VH904

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Started Fri, eve, 14 Feb - 20 Mar '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £179.00

Call us to check if you can still join the course 020 7492 2700/2703 (depart num)

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.