Looking at artists drawings: studies

Course Dates: 23/04/20
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

This one day course will explore how artists have researched and recorded sources to create iconic pieces of work. How did Da Vinci and Michelangelo make such detailed works of art? What technical data did they use to prepare for dramatic works of art and how can this be interpreted in the modern age? How do contemporary artists record studies for further use?


What is the course about?

• Exploring how historical painters’ studies led to iconic art works.
• Learning how these techniques translate into modern technology for planning a piece of art.
• Making studies in preparation for creating a piece of art.

What will we cover?

• Sketching from observation.
• Using technology to update the process of making preparatory studies.
• Planning a piece of art.

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

• increase your understanding of how historical artists use studies
• understand how to make observational studies.
• use quick study skills to plan a piece of art.

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

• At introductory level you need no previous skills.

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

All basic materials are provided.

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

This practical workshop will lead onto other painting, drawing or sculpting courses.

Tutor Biographies
Ro Sylvester

Ro Sylvester is a veteran of film and theatre, having made costume and props for productions such as ‘Hellraiser’ and ‘Legend’ back in the ‘80s. She ran a costume studio in Covent Garden for some time, supplying the Opera House and other West End Theatres with costumes and props. Ro also made many props and costumes for pop videos including Eddie Grant, Supertramp and New Order. From the early ‘90s, she worked in secondary and 6th form teaching, delivering exam courses in Design Technology, Textiles, Graphics, Computer Graphics and Model Making. Having retired from teaching three years ago, Ro has worked to private commission in retail display, commercials and theatre. She has also worked as a tutor at City Lit, teaching; Model Making, Prop Making, Perspective, Pastel drawing and general creativity skills. This year she is making props for Xmas displays for stores in New York, Bordeaux and London. Ro runs a lively and fast moving classroom, helping students to explore their potential and progress onto other courses where applicable. You can see much of her work and that of her students on her website.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: VH061

Thu, day, 23 Apr - 23 Apr '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £39.00
Senior fee: £31.00
Concession: £24.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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

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