Drawing for beginners

Art course at Portslade Adult Learning

This course is suitable for all levels. We believe that everyone can draw. Whether you're just starting out or have done a little drawing and want a reminder of the basics. We will help you develop your skills and potential. You will get the chance to express your creativity, experiment with different mediums and develop your drawing techniques in a fun and supportive environment.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 15th January 2019
1900-2100
DURATION:
10 weeks
Code:
CL094
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

Margaret James

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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This course is suitable for all levels. We believe that everyone can draw. Whether you\’re just starting out or have done a little drawing and want a reminder of the basics. We will help you develop your skills and potential.
You will get the chance to express your creativity, experiment with different mediums and develop your drawing techniques in a fun and supportive environment.

COURSE CONTENT

The course involves drawing from direct observation, still life, landscapes, self portrait and photographs with an emphasis on space, volume, simple perspective and other techniques and concepts.

Seeing/Drawing skills will be developed and mark making, value, line and line quality will be explored.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Develop and understanding of the relationship between learning to see and learning to draw.
  • Experiment with different drawing techniques.
  • Use different types of drawing implements/surfaces.
  • Explore the history of drawing and have an understanding of contemporary drawing practise.
  • Develop your skills and potential.
  • Acquire skills in evaluating your own work.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Warm up drawing exercises

Demonstration of techniques

Work sheets

Discussion

Feedback (Peer group and 1 to 1)

Shared Learning.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Beginners/Improvers


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

Discussion

Feedback (Peer group and 1to1)


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Students will be expected to keep a sketchbook to work on between sessions.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Pencils —

H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B,

2H, 4H.

Charcoal pencils.

Paper — Cartridge paper any size.

Other materials may be needed, this will be discussed throughout the course.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Life Drawing, Painting, Printmaking.

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