Drawing for beginners
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Keeley Street
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 previous students liked most about their course:
"A great start for a beginner! Felt encouraged and supported."
"Atmosphere. Ability to try something new in a safe environment."
"Learning something creative and getting plenty of encouragement."
What previous students liked most about their course:
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'.
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.