Having good basic drawing skills is the foundation to most art disciplines and anyone can learn to draw. This class is suitable for beginners to advanced students wanting to discover their hidden drawing skills or develop their own technique further using a variety of drawing mediums. Each session will introduce the student to new drawing techniques developing essential observational skills and learning about form, tone & rendering styles using graphite, charcoal, conte, pastels, ink, & coloured pencils.
Students will be guided through various drawing techniques to improve their drawing skills, gaining more confidence as they find their self expression. The course will cover still life, landscape, plein air sketching, figurative, portrait & loose expressive drawing.
Theme Term 3: Volume and Shading
Our world is a three dimensional one.
In taking it as our subject to draw, we translate it into two dimensions.
In this course we will tune into geometry. We will observe how the world is composed of combinations of geometric volumes. Each week we will take a different volume, explore its geometry, draw it using various media, developing techniques of shading to render its three dimensional form. We will find subjects to draw from real life that correspond to each geometric volume.
Geometry / real life examples
Geometry/real life examples
Cube, Rectangular Prism / real life examples
Pyramid, Cone /real life examples
Ellipsoid, Ovoid / real life examples
Materials & Equipment List
- Pencils, a range from H, HB – 2B through to 6B
- Charcoal, sticks and charcoal pencils,
- Conte crayons
- Coloured Pencil
- Pastels (small set of range of colours)
- India Ink
- Blending stumps (thick & thin)
- Putty Erasers and Hard Erasures
- Pencil sharpener or Stanley knife
- Paper, A3 drawing pad
- Apron (optional)
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