Learn to use: colour media in drawing

Course Dates: 11/07/20 - 18/07/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Diane Martin

Explore the creative possibilities of mark-making in colour! This short course will introduce you to a range of different drawing materials and techniques, such as coloured inks, pencils and pastels.


What is the course about?

A really enjoyable introduction to just some of the different methods for drawing in colour, with guided structured exercises using a range of materials. There will be time to explore various approaches to using colour, for example: tonal contrast, to emphasise volume, and for expression of mood; to enable you to gain confidence and skills in your drawing.

What will we cover?

- a basic introduction to the properties of colour
- mark-making
- light and shade using colour
- alternative techniques to create colour contrasts with various drawing materials.

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

- create tonal contrasts in colour (light & shade )
- describe volume through colour
- start to explore different approaches to mark-making in colour
- start to explore different ways to make contrasts in colour
- gain confidence & awareness of the potential of colour.

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

This course is for you if you have some basic drawing experience and want to extend your skills, or if you want to try a new approach to drawing.

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

You will be taught through practical tasks, brief demonstrations, with some individual tutoring & group discussion. Suggestions for homework will be given as an option.

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

All drawing materials & cartridge paper are provided. You may want to bring a small personal sketchbook.

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

Drawing 2, Drawing 3, Mixed-media and sketchbook courses.

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: VM437

Sat, day, 11 Jul - 18 Jul '20

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £129.00
Concession: £79.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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