Get skills in: charcoal drawing techniques
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
Course Code: VM017
Please choose a course date
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
Charcoal has soft, tenuous qualities that make it the perfect medium for the depiction of light. You will depict the entire tonal range of lights you see, from the lightest (the white of the paper), to the darkest (the black of your charcoal).
What will we cover?
- You will use rubbers, charcoal and make your own paper stumps/ tortillons to help you manipulate light and dark in your drawing.
- You will learn how to:
- Compose a drawing
- Manipulate marks
- Explore tone.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Make a series of observational drawings of different subjects using a range of methods and approaches
- Gain increased accuracy and confidence in line drawing
- Compose a drawing
- Draw using a range of tones (light and dark) and techniques.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
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 naturally leads onto 'Drawing 1'. You may also wish to go on to 'Develop your Drawing' or focus your drawing skills on life or portraiture or a sketchbook course.
Ruth has taught drawing, painting and mixed media for more than 30 years, at many levels including Further, Higher and Adult Education, all over the country, including Manchester, Birmingham and London. She studied Fine Art at Liverpool and Birmingham Universities and has exhibited diversely, including the Royal Academy in London. As an artist and educator she has an eclectic mix of skills and interests. Drawing is pivotal. Mixed media has become a central focus over the years and her practice has developed towards the interface between Fine Art and Textiles where elements of painting, relief and experimental textiles meet. Coming from a background of accomplished artists and educators’ she has spent many years developing values in educational practice and enabling students to access their own creative potential.
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.