Drawing: focus on light and shade

Course Dates: 28/06/22 - 12/07/22
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Explore the potential of light and shade in observational drawing to create dramatic tonal effects. Discover a selection of drawing materials through guided exercises to create a series of tonal studies. This is a course for beginners with little or no experience.
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Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00

Course Code: VM056

Tue, day, 28 Jun - 12 Jul '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course looks at the role light sources can play in the depiction of solid forms and the creation of exciting and dynamic compositions.

What will we cover?

Observe objects in light to compare and contrast tonal sequences.
Explore the potential of direct and reflected light to suggest volume and space.
Create a composition which has light as its focal point.

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

Create strong dramatic forms with a variety of drawing materials and suggest objects in volume.
Explore the making of space through light and dark.
Create a composition which has a dramatic play of tonal contrasts.

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

For beginners and improvers - basic techniques will be taught.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for 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?

Demonstration and practical application. One to one and group discussion.

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

Basic materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring any extra or special materials.


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

This course is a good introduction to a Drawing 1 (VH407) or a Drawing 2 (VH426) or any other drawing course.

Mario Lautier Vella Tutor Website

Mario Lautier Vella is a cross-disciplinary, award-winning artist who began his art career at City Lit. After completing a number of short courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles, Mario went on to do the two-year City Lit Fine Art course before going back to university to gain his Masters degree. Mario regularly exhibits in the UK and abroad and his work can be found in private collections around the world. Mario has enjoyed teaching at City Lit since 2011. For more info go to mariolautiervella.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.