Drawing From Scratch, Next Steps, 10 Thursdays, 1-3.30pm. Starts 3 Oct 2019
The course is a follow on from "Drawing from Scratch" and aims to encourage you to explore more ways of drawing. Various techniques and approaches will be looked at in detail and suitable exercises will be offered. The course will benefit students some previous experience who wish to practise and develop their skills in a friendly and supportive environment.
The course will emphasize developing the ability to see "like an artist", which means you will able to translate what you see into a pleasing image. This is achieved by drawing a variety of 3-D objects and still lives throughout the course.
Media used will be pencils, graphite, charcoal, pastel, crayons, chalk, ink, pens, coloured pencils. We will look at various techniques i.e. at building up tone, at drawing strokes used to control the appearance of the image and creating textures. Other aspects covered will be composition, form and proportion, perspective, chiaroscuro (the interplay of light and shadow).
Teaching methods include: practical demonstrations, practical hands on experience, exchanging ideas and experience with others, keeping a sketchbook, looking at the work of inspirational artists within an art history context, formal instruction, individual tuition, personal and group critiques.
Tutor and student assess work in progress verbally on an individual basis. There will be group evaluation discussions at the end of each session.