Drawing: a contemporary approach
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VH078
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Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
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What is the course about?
Take your drawing into exciting new directions – build on your existing skills and discover new ways of working, experiment with different techniques and find out where your drawings will take you next.
Be inspired by experimental drawing techniques and the work of comtemporary artists. From initial sketches and additional research through to a series of final drawings - we will work from observation, our own research and imagination.
What will we cover?
- Source material and development of subject matter eg sketchbook ideas, working from photographs and
- Experimenting with image making materials i.e. drawing materials and mixing media and collage.
- Discussion of the visual language in drawing
- Issues in contemporary drawing.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Draw with more confidence using a variety of different methods
- Use drawing as a means of recording, exploration and self-expression
- Use a sketchbook/photograph as a research tool for a drawing/artwork
- Expand and develop your initial visual ideas using a variety of drawing materials and processes
- Make a sustained drawing or series of works over several weeks
- Develop your ability to make decisions about the development of your own work
- Use the work of current artists as a reference and influence on your own drawing practice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Intermediate – you should have drawing experience / completed our Drawing 1 course or an equivalent. Come with an open mind and a willingness to try things out and develop your work further.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Demonstrations and presentations, practical exercises, handouts, collaborative group-work and individual tasks, group and one-to-one discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials are included.
Chris has taught at City Lit for over 25 years and is a former co-ordinator of the CityLit Fine Art Course , stepping down to concentrate on his painting practice and to teach more on the short course programme. He studied painting at Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art and has post graduate qualifications in art history and a teaching qualification from the Institute of Education and from University of Surrey. He has understaken fellowships, residencies and travelling scholarships in Chicago, Paris, Moscow Region and West of England and has an established art practice which encompasses, drawing, painting, projection and small scale model, making. Instagram c.hough89
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.