What is the course about?
The course will revisit the basic principles of perspective covered in 'Drawing perspective: the basics' (or the equivalent introductory perspective course) as well as further develop ideas that enable the student to apply perspective drawing to their own work.
What will we cover?
You will recap on basic perspective drawing systems and take your skills further by applying practical exercises to observed and imagined objects and spaces.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-Gain practical understanding of perspective drawing systems
-Plan a perspective drawing
-Apply perspective drawing systems to an observed or imagined objects and spaces.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have basic understanding and basic practical skills in perspective drawing. The course is a natural follow on from 'Drawing perspective: the basics' (or the equivalent).
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?
You will be taught by demonstration, practical application, group discussion and one to one guidance.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials are provided.
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?
Perspective drawing is a very useful tool to aid both observed and imagined spaces and objects. You may wish to develop your drawing skills further by studying different appraoches to drawing such as 'Drawing 1', 'Drawing 2' 'Develop your drawing and painting' or 'Drawing: exploring mark and surface'.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details