Perspective drawing for artists and designers
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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What is the course about?
Using perspective to exploit ways to create depth and space in a drawing. This short course will introduce students to the basic principles or rules of one point and two point perspective and will show you how to employ them when creating perspective drawing. Other drawing systems will also be explored, such as isometric and orthographic projection systems which will allow a greater understanding of drawing spaces and forms.
What will we cover?
- One and two point perspective
- Isometric and orthographic (3D views and plan views)
- Viewpoint and eye level.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Appreciate the importance of the basic rules of perspective drawing
- Appreciate the importance and use of eye level
- Create a one point perspective drawing
- Create a two point perspective drawing.
- Gain an understanding of orthographic and isometric.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is intended for beginners to perspective. Some experience of drawing would be helpful but not essential.
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?
Short introductions to practical exercises, group discussion, some demonstrations and examples as appropriate, to reinforce individual drawing practice, and one-to-one tutoring.
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?
You can put your perspective drawing skills into practice by following on to 'Drawing perspective: taking it further' Knowledge of perspective is also a useful tool for any drawing course in the programme, such as 'Drawing 1' 'Drawing 2' or 'Develop your drawing and painting''.
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.