Get skills in: charcoal drawing techniques

Course Dates: 19/01/21 - 09/02/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Desmond Haughton

Explore the creative possibilities that this fragile medium affords. Learn and develop the components of drawing with charcoal’s subtle yet dynamic lines. This is a course for beginners. No experience is necessary.

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Description

What is the course about?

Charcoal has soft, tenuous qualities that make it the perfect medium for the depiction of light. You will depict the entire tonal range of lights you see, from the lightest (the white of the paper), to the darkest (the black of your charcoal).

What will we cover?

- You will use rubbers, charcoal and make your own paper stumps/ tortillons to help you manipulate light and dark in your drawing.
- You will learn how to:
- Compose a drawing
- Manipulate marks
- Explore tone.

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

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

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

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for 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?

Demonstration and practical application. One to one and group discussion.

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

Basic materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring any extra or special materials.

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

This course naturally leads onto 'Drawing 1'. You may also wish to go on to 'Develop your Drawing' or focus your drawing skills on life or portraiture or a sketchbook course.

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Book your place

Course Code: VH051

Tue, eve, 19 Jan - 09 Feb '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £75.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? visualarts@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

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