Get skills in: the old masters drawing techniques
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VH772
Duration: 2 sessions
What is the course about?
Learning about the methods and materials used we will make some copies of drawings from this period. We will explore techniques such as cross hatching, smudging and line to describe structure. We will work on mid-tone paper with the Trois crayons technique (i.e. black, sanguine (brick red) and white pastels) to create beautiful effects and we will use pen and ink. Having made drawn copies and learned the techniques we will then apply them to our own observational drawings.
What will we cover?
Making research studies, from selected drawings.
Learning drawing methods to replicate the effects of old master drawings.
Using a variety of media, to replicate the effects of old master drawings, including Trois crayons technique and pen and ink.
Discovering a personal response to the techniques and materials of the chosen artists.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Make copies of old master drawings
• Have a better understanding of three of the materials of the old masters including sanguine, Trois crayons technique and pen and ink.
• Practise several drawing techniques and methods used by the old masters
• Apply your research to observational drawing
• Discover a personal response to your selected drawings for further development.
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.
You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
There will be demonstrations and group and one to one tuition.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials are provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any drawing class would help to further develop your drawing. If you wish you may like to join a life drawing class or Portrait class. Painting classes are also a good follow on.
Simon English emerged on the London Art scene in 1994, with an exhibition of painting at the Saatchi Gallery as part of Young British Art 111. He has become best known for his large and small-scale works on paper, often described as painted drawings. He has exhibited internationally at The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; Musee D'Art Contemporaine de Val de Marne (MAC VAL), Paris France; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut, U.S.A; Sammlung Essi, Vienna, Austria; Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland; LAM Lille, France; Rohkunstbau XXII, Germany, Paisley Museum Scotland; The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Tate Britain, London, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands; Galerie Delacroix French Institute, Tanglers, Morrocco; Galerie du Jour Agnes B, Paris, France. In March 2018, the artist's new book, 'SIMON ENGLISH: my big self decoy justin beiber', was launched in the UK by Black Dog Publishing. In 2020 Simon will be presenting his largest solo show to date, at the Transpalette centre D'Arte in Bourges, followed by a solo show at Allegra Projects in St Moritz.
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.