Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VH762
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Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
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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.
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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 1' or 'Drawing continued' with another tutor, who will cover the same syllabus using different projects.
Andrea studied Drawing at Camberwell College and textiles at Morley College, where she also did her teacher training. She has a passion for the macabre and much of her recent practice has focused on drawing animal skulls and skeletons. She has a particular interest in comparative anatomy which led her to devise the Anatomical Life and Portrait Drawing courses at City Lit. Observational drawing is at the core of her practice and she uses it as a means of recording the world around her, be it the clutter of the studio, a music gig or a specimen in a museum. Andrea has an energetic approach to teaching. She is highly communicative and strives to create a positive group dynamic whilst being sensitive to the needs of individual students. This has been enriched by her extensive experience as a life model which she has used as a unique opportunity to observe first-hand the teaching methods and creative processes of many artists and has applied this knowledge to develop her own distinctive teaching style. Examples of her work can be found at www.instagram.com/voiseydrawing
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.