Experimental Drawing

If you have an enthusiasm for drawing and want to expand your drawing skills, then Experimental Drawing is for you. This course will take you into new areas and challenge and broaden your notion of drawing. Particular emphasis is given to drawing as discovery and you will be able to integrate different techniques in imaginative ways...

Taught by: Jane Grisewood.

Description

If you have an enthusiasm for drawing and want to expand your drawing skills, then Experimental Drawing is for you. This course will take you into new areas and challenge and broaden your notion of drawing. Particular emphasis is given to drawing as discovery and you will be able to integrate different techniques in imaginative ways.

The tutor will take you through a variety of visual examples and styles and introduce alternative approaches to drawing. Different subjects will be explored including still life and a life model. You will spend one day drawing on location out of the studio, and we will have time for individual tutorials.

Topics covered include:

  • tutor demonstrations explaining materials and methods
  • experimenting with dry media (charcoal, graphite, crayons, etc.)
  • exploring wet media (ink, brushes, pens, etc.)
  • mixed media, abstraction, collage and mono-printing
  • using line, tone, texture, scale and composition
  • working with different subjects, processes, tools and media

The course offers an opportunity for you to develop an innovative body of work in several media, gain a good understanding of the drawing process and improve your drawing skills. By the end of the course you will have recorded exercises and ideas in your sketchbook, discussed the work of relevant artists and exhibitions and exchanged ideas with fellow students.

Who should take this course?

The course is suitable for:

  • students who need to develop a portfolio for application for further studies
  • undergraduate students who want to improve their drawing
  • beginners are welcome as the exercises and techniques are suitable to all levels

Level: Beginners/Intermediate

Entry requirements: None










Tutor information

Jane Grisewood is a practising artist and tutor. She studied her Masters in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins where she also completed her practice-based PhD in 2010, extending her interest in drawing and the line. See www.janegrisewood.com.


Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:
  • Hard-back sketchbook (A3 preferably)
  • Your own sketchbook (if you have one)
  • Pencils (assorted e.g. 2H/2B/4B/8B)
  • Willow charcoal (assorted sticks)
  • 2 erasers (putty and hard)
  • Pencil sharpener or craft knife
  • Masking tape
  • Camera/phone (useful for recording work)

You will be given an outline of the course structure on the first day when we will discuss additional materials that will be required for the rest of the course.



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
05/11/2016 - 03/12/2016Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
18/02/2017 - 18/03/2017Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
27/03/2017 - 31/03/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket