Sketching at the museum: Tate Britain

Course Dates: 23/02/23
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Off Site
Explore the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks: learn and improve your drawing skills and ‘ways of seeing’ and understanding by working from some of the iconic artworks at Tate Britain.
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Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00

Course Code: VH978

Available start dates 

Thu, day, 23 Feb - 23 Feb '23

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

An introduction to sketching in different areas of Tate Britain. Drawing will be explored in its broadest sense
by gathering information through image making, research and interpretation. Enjoy the challenge of expressing
yourself in fresh ways through a personal response to the collections and in discussion with the group.
Explore a range of approaches with a variety of drawing media, using experimental mark-making, light and shadow and colour to interpret the paintings on display.

- Meeting place will be outside the main entrance to the gallery. Please be on time, the tutor can only wait max 15 mins for latecomers, please let Visual Arts know if you are running late.

What will we cover?

Drawing from a variety of paintings, from different eras and painted in different styles, gives you the chance to
explore some of the effects that can be achieved in drawing with pencils: such as use of light/shadow to create
volume, and types of mark-making. You will also have a brief introduction to colour.

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

- Draw simple shapes with confidence
- Investigate three methods of drawing
- Achieve confidence to start using a sketchbook
- Start to draw directly from observation of artworks.

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

This course is for you if you are a beginner or:
- You want to learn more about how to draw
- You have not used a sketchbook before
- You need more confidence drawing different things
- You’d like to explore different ways of sketchbook drawing.

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

u will receive individual guidance with some demonstration and group discussion, to enable you to develop your
practical work in the sketchbook throughout the day.

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

You will need to bring an A5 or A4 size sketchbook. Drawing pencils eg HB 2B, 3B, 4B, eraser, pencil sharpener, coloured pencils and/or any other colour materials eg felt tips/pastel pencils etc.

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

Sketchbook: Ideas, materials, techniques
50 Drawings in a day
Contemporary Drawing Studio.

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.