Drawing for beginners

Course Dates: 08/03/24 - 22/03/24
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
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Drawing for beginners
  • Course Code: VH741
  • Dates: 08/03/24 - 22/03/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Fri, Evening
  • Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Jack Duplock

Course Code: VH741

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Fri, eve, 08 Mar - 22 Mar '24

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course enables students with little or no experience to explore the activity of drawing at a basic level, from initial experimental mark-making to simple use of tone and composition.

What will we cover?

The course starts with experimental forays into mark-making and its effects. You will move on to explore the representation of basic forms and the effect of light on them, considering basic tone and composition in the process.

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

- Show a basic understanding of the use and effects of a variety of drawing materials.
- Show a basic understanding of tone and composition.
- Use drawing to investigate varied subject matter.

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

The course is aimed at those with no or little previous drawing experience.

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?

Demonstrations, group and one-to-one discussion, individual guidance.

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

All materials are included.


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 1', 'Complete drawing course part 1: beginners', 'Drawing: focus on tone', 'Beginners drawing intensive' or our new drop- in and pay as you go 'Drawing club'.

Jack Duplock Tutor Website

Jack Duplock After receiving a postgraduate diploma in painting from Royal Academy School of Art. Jack has taught at various institutions including UCA, teaching learners from diverse backgrounds and ages on subjects such as observational drawing, painting and research methods. Over the past 20 years, alongside his teaching, Jack has built an established art practice exhibiting both in the UK and internationally, including at the Agency Gallery London, Durden and Ray Los Angeles and Kunstlaboratorium Vestfossen, Norway. His work has been included in New Contemporaries and John Moore painting prize. His work is in various private collections. Jack works primarily using watercolour, acrylic paint, pencil and pen and ink. Using photographs, both personal and found imagery. A recent body of work explored abstraction, figure and landscape inspired by the strange light and visceral folk history experienced during a residency in North Iceland. In his teaching, Jack delights in helping students follow their curiosity to develop new skills and perspectives in drawing and painting.

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.