Drawing Portfolio

Ideal for anyone wishing to support their art and design studies with additional drawing skills and an enhanced their portfolio. You will get an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing and explore a broad range of drawing approaches and materials...

Taught by: Simon Foxall.

Description

Ideal for anyone wishing to support their art and design studies with additional drawing skills and an enhanced their portfolio. You will get an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing and explore a broad range of drawing approaches and materials. Plus, you'll practice a range of drawing techniques and methodologies. The course is designed to expand your ways of thinking about drawing, boost your confidence and push your work into new directions. We will approach drawing as a discovery and you will be encouraged to think through drawing.  

Topics covered include:

  • observational skill
  • life drawing and still life
  • line, form, tone and texture
  • scale, proportion and composition
  • how to build and present a sketchbook
  • advice on future areas of study

By the end of the course you will have explored and developed a range of drawing techniques and will have more confidence in your drawing abilities and potential. In addition, some of your finished work may be included in your portfolio.

Level: Beginners as well as more experienced students.

Who should attend this course?

  • Beginners with a keen interest in developing their drawing skills.
  • Experienced students wanting to push their work into new directions.
  • Students wishing to strengthen their portfolios for application for further studies.

Entry requirements: None


Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor information

Simon Foxall is a an artist who works across a variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, installation, photography, sound recordings and performance. A former student of Brighton University and the Royal College of Art, Simon has considerable experience as a practical artist with exhibitions all over the UK and in continental Europe. His teaching experience includes University of Brighton, Oxford Brookes University, Slade School of Art, Teeside University, Writtle College and Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in Brazil. Simon has been teaching skill and experimental based short courses for Central St Martins for a number of years and also teaches Modern European Art History at for an American University within their study abroad program based in London

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • 2B/3B pencils
  • putty eraser
  • craft knife
  • masking tape

You will need the following items later in the course:

  • willow charcoal sticks - thick or extra thick
  • putty erasers (Winsor Newton or Daler Rowney are best)
  • a newspaper

Details for booking

Alternative Dates and Times

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