Drawing at Chelsea
If you are looking for basic guidance on scale, tone, composition and perspective, you've come to the right place. We've developed a range of structured exercises that tackle the problems people frequently face when they first attempt to make coherent drawings...
Taught by: Colin Hillier.
If you are looking for basic guidance on scale, tone, composition and perspective, you've come to the right place. We've developed a range of structured exercises that tackle the problems people frequently face when they first attempt to make coherent drawings. What's more, you'll learn how to use a variety of media, including graphite pencils and charcoal.
You'll learn how to create coherent compositions and in the process experience a broad mix of media. You will also leave with confidence in your newfound or regained drawing ability. At the end of the course you may well decide to join another short course. This course leads naturally to painting or further drawing courses.
Who Should Attend
Anyone keen to learn drawing skills, re-acquaint themselves with 2D visual exploration or build a portfolio of work to use for an application to a Foundation or BTEC course. It could also act as a useful springboard to other short courses.
'Very useful, motivating, absorbing. Good balanced program given the time and topics covered.' - Anon
'Brilliant! A good sized class, approachable and helpful teacher and great location.' - Anon
Colin Hillier studied at Camberwell College of Arts. He has taught at Worthing College of Art and Design and Camberwell College of Arts. In addition, he has been teaching short courses since 1999. Colin feels privileged to have been involved in teaching a wide range of students including a Turner Prize finalist, a Bafta winner and an exhibitor at the 2009 Venice Biennale.
Colin lives and works in South East London and currently has work in private collections in the UK, Europe and the Caribbean.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
A set of drawing pencils or at minimum B, 2B and 4B pencils
Hard rubber and a putty rubber
In addition to the above, you might find it useful to have the following:
Sticks of charcoal (not compressed charcoal)
Size 6 or size 8 watercolour - type brush - not too expensive
Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.