Ways into abstract drawing

Course Dates: 20/03/22 - 10/04/22
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Move away from 'realistic' observational drawing and experience exciting new visual techniques using mark making, line, form, colour, texture and much more. Enjoy a series of practical exercises that explore different approaches to abstraction, working in new ways and making it work for you.
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Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £158.00

Course Code: VH851

Sun, day, 20 Mar - 10 Apr '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Be inspired by the work of a range of abstract artists then develop your own style working from observation, your imagination and other stimuli. Produce finished work or consider how your drawings can be developed further.

What will we cover?

- A variety of drawing techniques that move from the representational to the abstract and where it can take you
- How to work with mark-making, colour, gesture, texture, rhythm, composition and more
- The theories that have inspired abstract art and how your ideas and interests can shape your work.

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

- Identify the work and techniques used by a number of abstract artists
- Make drawings inspired by abstract approaches in a variety of media
- Draw with increased confidence
- Incorporate a more explorative, open-minded approach to your artistic practice.

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

Intermediate – you should have some drawing experience and be aware of drawing concepts such as line, tone and composition before doing the course. Come with an open mind and a willingness to try new techniques.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Handouts, presentations, demonstrations, practical work, individual and group tutoring, and group discussion.

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

All materials will be provided.

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

- Ways into abstract painting
- Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern
- Extended Drawing for artists and Makers - The City Lit one year Avanced Drawing course - VH835 or VH769.

Rebecca Allen

REBECCA BOYD ALLEN After receiving a BFA degree from Kansas State University, Rebecca moved to New York and studied at the New York Studio School. There, she studied with a vast assortment of New York artists, many with ties to the abstract expressionist movement. The Studio School selected her as an exchangee student to study at the Slade School of Art in London for one year. Returning to New York, she received her MFA from Parsons School of Design. She has been teaching in London for over 20 years and created numerous courses, based on specific exhibitions and the permanent collection, at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Since 2010 she has been teaching at City Lit with courses including Life Drawing, Life Painting, Painting 2, Ways into Abstract Painting and many Watercolour courses. She has a background in figurative work, which has included observation, memory, and a love for tone and colour. More recent work is rooted in observation, yet more abstract in appearance, focusing on process and largely done using watercolour.

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.