Drawing for beginners: intensive

Course Dates: 25/07/22 - 27/07/22
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Keeley Street
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Learn and develop basic drawing skills on this thorough and intensive course. Each day will focus on an aspect of drawing, covering key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00

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Course Code: VM772

Available start dates 

Full Mon-Wed, day, 25 Jul - 27 Jul '22

Duration: 3 sessions

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What is the course about?

This intensive course is an introduction to drawing where you will progressively acquire skills starting with mark making and moving on to observational drawing. Using a range of drawing materials, you will learn to use line and tone to create compositions from observation. This course will give you a foundation in the basic drawing skills, enabling you to advance to more complex drawing challenges.

What will we cover?

- Drawing in line/mark making
- Tonal drawing
- Composition
- Use of different materials
- Basic observational drawing.

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

- Make a series of drawings of different subjects using different methods and approaches
- Draw using a variety of materials
- Gain increased accuracy and confidence in line drawing
- Compose a drawing
- Draw using a range of tones (light and dark).

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

This is a basic drawing course, ideal for those without much experience or for students in a different visual art field wanting to improve their drawing. This course is also suitable for those who would like to refresh existing drawing skills.

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

One to one tuition, group exercises, group discussion, question and answer and slide shows.
No compulsory homework will be set.

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

All basic drawing materials are included in the cost.
The tutor can give advice about where to buy art equipment once class starts if you would like to purchase your own kit.

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

Drawing 1, Drawing 2 or any other drawing or life drawing course.

Ruth Brison

Ruth has taught drawing, painting and mixed media for more than 30 years, at many levels including Further, Higher and Adult Education, all over the country, including Manchester, Birmingham and London. She studied Fine Art at Liverpool and Birmingham Universities and has exhibited diversely, including the Royal Academy in London. As an artist and educator she has an eclectic mix of skills and interests. Drawing is pivotal. Mixed media has become a central focus over the years and her practice has developed towards the interface between Fine Art and Textiles where elements of painting, relief and experimental textiles meet. Coming from a background of accomplished artists and educators’ she has spent many years developing values in educational practice and enabling students to access their own creative potential.

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.