Drawing Skills Workshop
Through various exercises you will discover new ways of seeing and how they can improve your drawing ability. Working with both still life and a life model, you will be encouraged to develop your own individual approach to drawing while improving your technical skills...
Taught by: Rochelle Fry.
Through various exercises you will discover new ways of seeing and how they can improve your drawing ability. Working with both still life and a life model, you will be encouraged to develop your own individual approach to drawing while improving your technical skills. The tutor will take you through examples of different drawing styles and explain materials and methods. The workshops will cover core drawing skills as well as some more experimental drawing techniques.
Topics covered include:
- mark making techniques
- observation skills
- experimenting with line, tone, scale and composition
- use of dry media: pencil, graphite, charcoal
- wet media: pen, ink and brushes
By the end of the workshop you should have extended what your hand and eye can do for you while drawing. You should end up with a portfolio of new drawings and more confidence in your drawings skills.
Who should take this course?
The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with more experience who want to practice and develop their drawing skills.
Students wishing to strengthen their portfolios for application to further studies will also benefit from the course.
Entry requirements: None
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.
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)
- bristle brushes
- fixative or hairspray
- a newspaper