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Course Dates: 29/06/22 - 13/07/22
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
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Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
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Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00

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Course Code: VH601

Full Wed, day, 29 Jun - 13 Jul '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course enables students with little or no experience to explore the activity of drawing at a basic level, from initial experimental mark-making to simple use of tone and composition.

What will we cover?

The course starts with experimental forays into mark-making and its effects. You will move on to explore the representation of basic forms and the effect of light on them, considering basic tone and composition in the process.

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

- Show a basic understanding of the use and effects of a variety of drawing materials.
- Show a basic understanding of tone and composition.
- Use drawing to investigate varied subject matter.

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

The course is aimed at those with no or little previous drawing experience.

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?

Demonstrations, group and one-to-one discussion, individual guidance.

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

All materials are included.

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

The course will enable you to embark on the next level drawing courses such as 'Drawing 1', 'Complete drawing course part 1: beginners', 'Drawing: focus on tone', 'Beginners drawing intensive' or our new drop- in and pay as you go 'Drawing club'.

Steve Wright

Steve is a London-based painter and art tutor. He has worked in adult education since 2012, developing a wide range of courses in drawing and painting that balance technical skills with an openness to individual ways of working. He is skilled at finding both strengths and areas to improve in a student’s work and in communicating this in a supportive way to individual learners. Steve studied Painting at Wimbledon School of Art and Newcastle University, completing his MA in 2001. His own painting practice informs his teaching and he likes to share some of his drawings, paintings and working methods with students. Steve’s work is included in several public and private collections and has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions. www.stevewqrightart.com

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.