What is the course about?
Gain an understanding of the creative path from drawing to painting. A series of experiments and drawing exercises will introduce you to ways of seeing. You will explore line, tone, shape, form and mark-making using pencil and charcoal. We will engage in a series of structured projects that explore the relationship between drawing and painting. There will be group discussions and evaluations, individual tutorials, and explorations of works by selected artists.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
No prior experience of drawing or painting necessary. This course is designed to provide Learners with the opportunity to learn drawing and painting skills.
What topics does the course cover?
Learning to look, composition and tone, light and shade, gesture and mark-making, putting it all together.Planning a composition and understanding spatial relationships. Drawing more accurately from observation.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Learners will receive feedback on progress from the tutor regularly. At the end of the term learners will assess individual progress and progression with the tutor.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Some basic materials are provided but you will need to provide some materials and brushes. Advice will be given on the first class as to what and where to buy.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
This course could lead on to other related courses such as, Oil Painting, Eching, Watercolour and Portraiture, for example.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Students will develop a wide range of techniques, and will be able to use these transferable skills on other creative arts courses, such as life drawing.