What is the course about?
Learn the basics of drawing including introduction to tone, line, perspective and how to create successful compositions. You will learn observational techniques, how to develop more expressive approaches using various drawing materials.
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?
This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate learners, no prior experience or qualifications are required.
What topics does the course cover?
Understanding how to construct drawings from a compositional point of view. Creating depth and atmosphere, placing objects and figures in space using light and shadow. Using expressive mark-making. Using imagination within drawing.Working from still life objects and then leading on to personal projects which might include, figures, cityscapes and landscapes in order to work with a range of techniques.
How will I be taught and assessed?
One to one tuition, group tuition, demonstrations, ILPs, evaluation and assessment which will include personal learning targets based on previous experience and progress during the course.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
All art materials for this course will be supplied.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of this course learners will be able to confidently complete a drawing from observation and also from reference material, which will involve, line, tone and perspective.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
It will be possible to use the skills learned in this course for all other art courses offered by WAES and the drawing techniques will be invaluable in any future positions that the learner may hold in an arts based job. Knowing how to draw, has many benefits for the learners in a wide variety of jobs beyond the arts as well.