Drawing Portfolio

This is a practical course ideal for anyone who wishes to support their art and design studies with additional drawing skills and want to strengthen their portfolio. It provides you with an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing and goes on to explore a broad range of approaches and materials...

Taught by: Rochelle Fry.

Description

This is a practical course ideal for anyone who wishes to support their art and design studies with additional drawing skills and want to strengthen their portfolio. It provides you with an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing and goes on to explore a broad range of approaches and materials. 

We will practice a range of drawing techniques and methodologies. You will be encouraged to extend your ways of thinking about drawing and to gain confidence in pushing your work into new directions. We will approach drawing as a discovery and will attempt to think through drawing.  

Topics covered include:

  • observational skill
  • life drawing and still life
  • line, form, tone and texture
  • scale, proportion and composition
  • guidance on how to build 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 pushing their work into new directions.
  • Students wishing to strengthen their portfolios for application for further studies.

Entry requirements: None


Tutor information

Rochelle Fry is an artist and educator who lives and works in London. After completing her studies at the Royal Academy Schools in London she has exhibited her work widely in London and internationally. As a long standing member of Five Years, a well-established artist run gallery, she curates exhibitions and coordinates collaborative projects.

Rochelle has extensive experience teaching short courses at CSM including Art & Design Summer workshops for 13 to 17 year old students, Drawing Skills Workshop short-course and one-to-one portfolio bespoke courses. She also works independently, mentoring students for successful art university entry. Additionally, she teaches drawing to civil engineers at City University, 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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