Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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What is the course about?
- To consolidate drawing skills introduced in 'Drawing 1'
- To begin to develop an individual and expressive approach when drawing from observation.
- To explore ways in which we see.
- To draw with increased confidence.
What will we cover?
In this course we shall explore different ways of looking and seeing, developing an awareness of our environment and language to articulate and understand visual relationships.
- Texture and mark-making
- Proportion, line and tone
- Perspective - theory and practice
- The combining of viewpoints
- Personal sketchbook work.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Make drawings in line and tone
- Draw more accurately from observation
- Draw using 1 and 2 point perspective
- Combine viewpoints in the same drawing
- Recognise the work of a variety of artists.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Intermediate. This course follows on from 'Drawing 1', but you are welcome to join if you have equivalent 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?
Handouts, presentations, demonstrations, practical work, individual and group tutoring, and group discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All basic drawing materials are provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You could progress to 'Drawing 3 - Developing skills and ideas'.
Completing this course gives you a portfolio of drawings with which to apply for our higher level Art and Design courses should you wish to, such as Extended Drawing for Artists and Makers. Alternatively, you could apply to one or more of a wide range of art subjects which use drawing skills to support and explore creativity, such as painting, fashion and textiles, graphic design and sculpture.
You could also (if you feel you need more practice) repeat 'Drawing 2' with another tutor, who will cover the same syllabus using different projects.
I am an artist living and working in London, trained at Chelsea School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art (University College London). I have shown in solo and group exhibitions around the UK and in Europe (including the Whitechapel Open and Threadneedle Painting Prize) with work in numerous private collections and featured in Drawing and Painting by Kate Wilson (Thames and Hudson, 2015). For over 30 years I have taught in a wide variety of contexts, lecturing in many British art schools, including Manchester (MA), Cheltenham (BA), Central St Martins, UAL. I have run drawing workshops for Microsoft Seattle, Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, Electronic Arts UK, Vanguard Animation, Tell Me in Mountain View, CA and Kaos Studios (THQ) in New York amongst others. I have also taught renowned opera, television and film directors how to draw (NDAs duly signed) At City Lit I deliver many drawing and painting courses with a significant input on our Fine Art Course.
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.