What is the course about?
On this course you will research the drawing tools of artists who utilise mark-making and texture in their work.You will use a variety of materials and techniques to gain practical experience, and learn to introduce these approaches into your drawing repertoire.
What will we cover?
You will be encouraged to explore a number of drawing mediums used for mark-making and texture; including charcoal and black ink. With these materials we will study how artists use rhythm, pattern, and light and shade in their drawings. Methods for creating texture in drawings will be researched, including the use of collage.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Utilise charcoal, ink, and collage to expressively introduce mark making and texture to into drawings.
Demonstrate an understanding of how to develop drawings using mark-making or texture.
Look at, and take inspiration from, the work and practice of a variety of artists.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Beginner level course.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information.
You will be invited to take part in group discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Short introductions to exercises, practical work, one-to-one tutoring, handouts, group discussion and demonstrations.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring an example of an artist whose drawings you admire; the example could be a book/postcard/magazine-cutting (not on your phone).
All basic drawing materials are provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Drawing 1 or 2 or one of many other City Lit drawing courses depending on your level.