Course overview

In this course, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of mark-making techniques. We'll start by exploring how to use your pencil to make marks. Next, you'll gain insights into the distinctions of different mark-making techniques, enabling you to compare and contrast them effectively. Through practical exercises, you'll learn how to apply these techniques and you'll evaluate their success in different contexts. Finally, you'll be able to opportunity to showcase your newfound skills by independently creating a unique piece using mark-making techniques. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills to confidently mark-making techniques and produce your own compelling artwork.

Course description

This course focuses on mark-making techniques, starting with an engaging induction into the world of mark-making, setting the stage for our exploration of four distinct techniques. In week 1 you will delve into the art of using pencils to make marks. Through practical exercises, we'll experiment with pointillism. In week 3 you will discover the power of hatching and cross-hatching sharpen your drawing skills. You will be guided through their creation and usage, enhancing your artistic prowess. In week 4 you will explore creating monochromatic tones in pencil. Immerse yourself in the world of shadow and shade. In week 5 pattern and repeat becomes the focus, and you will dissect the significance of repetition, unlocking its potential as mark-making process. In week 5 you will also have an opportunity for to showcase your newfound skills and independently create a unique piece using one of the line drawing techniques explored during the course, solidifying your skills and leaving with a portfolio of impressive work.

You will learn through practical tasks and peer learning. You will receive weekly feedback from your tutor.

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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