Course overview

This drawing course is for beginners who wish to find out about the basic skills of drawing. The course content will cover a range of drawing techniques whilst investigating the qualities of the drawing materials. You will learn about expressive mark-making, quick timed sketching, contour drawing, tonal drawing whilst recording from primary and secondary resources. You will be discovering the importance of line, tone, cross hatching, shape, pattern, and texture and how to scale up using a grid system. You will be using a variety of media which will include, pencils, fine liners, chalk, and charcoal pencils.

Course description

The object of this introductory drawing course is to introduce you to the basic technical components of making a work of art through the experience of drawing. You will explore a variety of drawing media and learn a range of drawing techniques whilst developing confidence and creative expression in visual form. Whether drawing a chair or animal the principles of drawing are the same and anyone can learn to draw. As a qualified Art teacher, who has over 25 years of teaching experience, my main goal is that you learn in a safe environment, and with the right tuition and support, you will be pleasantly surprised at what you can achieve when you unlock your creative talent whilst learning how to draw.

Students explore different approaches to drawing. The abstract language of mark, line, tone and composition will be married to a pursuit of form, space and light. As the course develops, students start to set their own subject challenges through ambitious projects that develop over weeks into substantial bodies of work. They also consider more complex ideas of emphasis, feeling and meaning as they develop and strengthen their own drawing.

Students are supported throughout the course by a process of constructive assessment. They will develop confidence in appraising their own work, engage in frequent discussions with their tutor and encourage each other through regular reviews and group critiques of projects.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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