Start Drawing course will help you to learn to reconnect with drawing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Drawing is a fundamental skill instinctive from an early age, however, for whatever reason, many people give up when they are young. Through a series of enjoyable exercises, you’ll develop skills in translating what you see onto paper.
What will the course cover and how will it be taught?
Still-life subject matter will be primarily used as a source of inspiration. With expert guidance, tutor demonstrations and within a supportive and social setting, you will be able to achieve drawings that you are proud of.
Through a series of drawing tasks, you will learn to:
Explore different drawing techniques using pencil, graphite, charcoal and pastel.
Connect with your observation of a subject matter through some enjoyable tasks that will increase your skills within the discipline of drawing.
Appreciate elements that make up a well-drawn composition through the practical application of different processes and techniques.
Apply some simple colour theories in the production of a coloured drawing.
Appreciate some different approaches to, and styles of, drawing by looking at artists’ work.
Different methods of teaching and learning will include practical work, demonstrations, group discussion, one-to-one advice and guidance, looking at work by other artists, and peer learning.
Please note there is no class during the week beginning 14 February.
What do I need to bring?
A2/A3 sketchbook of white cartridge paper.
A range of B pencils, or graphite pencils.
An ink pen such as a fine liner or marker pen.
Willow charcoal and putty rubber.
Range of pastels (soft or hard).
Cheap hairspray or artist’s fixative.
(Optional) Other drawing materials like charcoal pencils, compressed charcoal sticks or conte sticks.
Are there any additional costs?
Start Drawing | Tue 18 Jan to Tue 29 Mar | 7-9pm | £136 (10 weeks) | 16+ | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3
Kendal Cumbria LA9 4HE
Tue 18 Jan to Tue 15 March