Sea-drawings: mixed-media project on location

Course Dates: 22/07/23
Time: 11:30 - 17:30
Location: Off Site
Have you always wanted to draw seascapes in a sketchbook?
On this course, you’ll learn basic techniques for seascape studies on location.
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Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00

Course Code: VH164

Sat, day, 22 Jul - 22 Jul '23

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

An introduction to drawing and painting on location using a sketchbook: with guidance on drawing/ painting materials & methods for working outside effectively, and enjoyably, in both black & white and colour.

The tutor will have your phone numbers in case they need to get in touch in an emergency.

What will we cover?

- the qualities of different pencils, pastels and paints,
- exploring light/shadow effects and types of mark-making.
- guidance on using colour,
- how to use a viewfinder to aid composition,
- a brief introduction to perspective.
- Using a sketchbook for making different studies of your subject/s while you explore and develop different drawing techniques.

Tonal contrast
- Properties of different drawing mediums
- Composition and structure
- Colour drawing media
- Drawing on location.

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

- Start to draw and paint landscapes using light/shade and proportion effectively
- Use and explore three different drawing methods, based on observation
- Achieve confidence to draw outside in a sketchbook
- Gain skills for making an interesting composition.

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

This course is for beginners to drawing, or for you if you:
- Have not used a sketchbook before
- Want to extend your drawing skills
- Need more confidence drawing outside
- Want to try out different approaches to drawing.

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

Group discussion at the start, with some demonstration, and individual tutor guidance, will enable you to develop your sketchbook studies.
You will be encouraged to do some work outside of class.

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

Some basic drawing materials are provided but if you would like to use paint then please bring a set of watercolours and brushes.
Your tutor will advise during the first session on paints and any other materials (optional).
You will also need to bring;
- an A5 or A4 hardback sketchbook;
- if possible a folding lightweight stool
Some basic drawing materials are provided but if you would like to use paint then please bring a set of watercolours and brushes..
Your tutor will advise during the first session on paints and any other materials (optional).

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

Other landscape drawing or painting courses, or further study in drawing/ painting.

Amanda Knight

Amanda Knight studied Botanical, Medical and Natural History illustration at Falmouth School of Art in pre-digital times when encyclopaedias graced bookshelves and Infographics upheld an applied mode of 2D practice. On graduation, Amanda worked freelance in industry, notably at Helicopter studios in Soho, with clients in publishing, advertising and design. She also took her first steps in Adult Teacher training, working as a part-time teacher of A-level art. Community Arts and personal Fine-Art practice gradually replaced industry with freer avenues, accompanied by post-graduate study at Central Saint Martins (2000). Amanda also studied on the transformative City Lit Fine Art course for which she is now joint Course Co-ordinator. Amanda has experience of art-fair and gallery sales, represented by Stark Gallery from 2005-2012. Subsequent project work has seen a return involvement with contemporary, socially driven arts projects and fringe artist communites such as Teatro Vivo, Urban Art and Deptford X. She has twice been selected for inclusion in Creekside Open, and accepted into professional studio groups Brookmill Studios and Deptford Foreshore.

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.