Thinking through drawing: Tate Modern
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: OS - Off Site
Course Code: VH062
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
An introduction to drawing in different parts of Tate Modern.
This short course provides an opportunity to get started with a sketchbook: you will draw directly from a variety of artworks, and be shown different methods of working with different types of pencil, using both light and shadow, and colour.
What will we cover?
Drawing from a variety of contemporary or iconic paintings and sculptures, in different areas of the Gallery, gives you the chance to explore some of the effects that can be achieved in drawing with pencils: such as use of light/shadow to create volume, types of mark-making and a short introduction to colour.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Explore iconic works of art and understand them through drawing
- Investigate three methods of drawing
- Achieve confidence to start using a sketchbook in a gallery situation
- Start to draw from observation of a range of objects.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for you if
- You want to learn more about understanding and looking at works of art
- You would like to develop a sketchbook
- You need more confidence in drawing methods
- You’d like to explore different ways of sketchbook drawing.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will receive individual guidance with some demonstration and group discussion, to enable you to develop your practical work in the sketchbook throughout the course.
You will be encouraged to do some work in the sketchbook between the class sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring an A4 Sketchbook, - pencils for drawing will be provided.
Guidance on materials will be given if you wish to buy your own equipment after the first session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit runs a range of drawing courses; such as Drawing 1 and Drawing 2, your tutor will discuss options for progression with you during this course.
Charles is an artist, designer and theorist with over twenty-five years experience; initially as a freelance illustrator working for major publishers and magazines, and for two decades as Creative Director of an award-winning west-end design agency. Greatly experienced himself as an adult learner, he was an art and design graduate first in the 1980’s but then returned to university – whist working full-time – to gain a First Class degree in architecture followed by a Master’s (with distinction) in architectural theory. He now divides his time between printmaking, small architectural projects and since 2011 teaching a range of subjects at CityLit: including cultural history and theory to creative practitioners, interior design and drawing. He says: “Teaching is the most rewarding experience I have had in a long career in the world of art and design. There is really nothing to compare with the complete engagement of a group of learners in full spate!” Summer also finds Charles afloat, teaching sailing and racing his own small boat. For more information go to www.studiochacha.co.uk and #studio_chacha.uk
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.