Perspective drawing for artists and designers

Course Dates: 18/01/22 - 15/02/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Explore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. For beginners, this course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00

Course Code: VH626

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Tue, eve, 18 Jan - 15 Feb '22

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Using perspective to exploit ways to create depth and space in a drawing. This short course will introduce students to the basic principles or rules of one point and two point perspective and will show you how to employ them when creating perspective drawing. Other drawing systems will also be explored, such as isometric and orthographic projection systems which will allow a greater understanding of drawing spaces and forms.

What will we cover?

- One and two point perspective
- Isometric and orthographic (3D views and plan views)
- Viewpoint and eye level.

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

- Appreciate the importance of the basic rules of perspective drawing
- Appreciate the importance and use of eye level
- Create a one point perspective drawing
- Create a two point perspective drawing.
- Gain an understanding of orthographic and isometric.

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

This course is intended for beginners to perspective. Some experience of drawing would be helpful but not essential.

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?

Short introductions to practical exercises, group discussion, some demonstrations and examples as appropriate, to reinforce individual drawing practice, and one-to-one tutoring.

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

All basic materials are provided.


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

You can put your perspective drawing skills into practice by following on to 'Drawing perspective: taking it further' Knowledge of perspective is also a useful tool for any drawing course in the programme, such as 'Drawing 1' 'Drawing 2' or 'Develop your drawing and painting''.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.