Drawing into painting: the basics

Course Dates: 08/11/19 - 06/12/19
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Ruth Brison

Gain an understanding of the creative journey from drawing or sketch to finished painting. Use paint techniques or mixed media, and find out how the two activities contrast yet potentially support each other.


What is the course about?

Gain an understanding of the possibilities of relating drawing to painting. Find out how the two activities
contrast, yet potentially support each other. Experience drawing and painting as related formal language, and explore the progression from drawing to painting.

What will we cover?

We will explore strategies for relating drawing to painting, including: working from observation; exploring abstract
mark, gesture and composition; making drawn studies as an aid to preparing for paintings; and also interpreting and
developing your own painting and/or that of other artists.

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

- Successfully use drawing as a preliminary step towards painting
- Experience drawing as a means of decision-making and problem-solving in a painting
- Understand possible affinities between drawn and painted marks
- Use painting and drawing to explore and interpret your own work and or/ that of others.

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

For beginners in painting with some drawing experience, or those who wish to explore the relationship between the
two disciplines.

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

We will engage in a series of structured projects that explore the relationship between drawing and painting. There
will be group discussions and evaluations, individual tutorials, and explorations of works by selected artists.

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

A small notebook for making notes/sketches (no larger than A4) is advised, although not essential.

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

There are a number of ideal courses to follow on to, for example, 'The complete painting course part 1: beginners',
'Painting 1', 'Painting 2' ' Develop your drawing and painting', ' Painting and the creative imagination', 'Ways into
abstract painting'.

Tutor Biographies
We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.

Book your place

Course Code: VM098

Fri, eve, 08 Nov - 06 Dec '19

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £121.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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