Total Drawing (Online)
Online courses occur as a live session for 1.5 hours each week, during which time you will interact with your tutor, classmates and course content using in-built audio and video chat, instant messaging and the virtual work display area.
Total Drawing will help you develop core skills that have a wide range of creative applications. At the beginning of the course we will work through simple exercises that provide new ways of looking at individual objects, still life and the model...
Taught by: Ilga Leimanis.
Total Drawing will help you develop core skills that have a wide range of creative applications. At the beginning of the course we will work through simple exercises that provide new ways of looking at individual objects, still life and the model. To strengthen the abstract qualities in your work and help overcome literal-mindedness, time will be given to analysing form in space, studying light and shade and considering composition and pictorial design.
In the second half of the course you will be introduced to simple techniques and experimental processes to enable you to develop a more personal or meaningful interpretation of your subject matter. The course is for mixed ability students, and it is taught using sound educational methods and sensitive personal tutoring.
At the end of the course, you will have a portfolio of drawings in several media, and a clear glimpse of what makes drawing such a uniquely satisfying activity.
Still life / objects – line and observational basics.
Composition and the thumbnail.
Still life / objects – tone, texture and pattern.
Figure – line. Observational basics - how to draw the figure.
Figure – tone. Freer drawing using line and wash.
Perspective – how to draw space simply, then understanding perspective constructions.
Spatial drawing – interiors and working from imagination.
Research, collecting and reworking – repetition and transformation.
Portrait basics, movement and multi-figure composition.
Please note this course is being delivered on UK time. To view more information and a live UK clock, please follow this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/uk/london
Please refer to your joining instructions about getting set up for your first session.
Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here: http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/short-courses/short-courses-online/frequently-asked-questions/
Ilga Leimanis MA is a London-based artist and writer. She is a member of Five Years, an artist-run gallery, and her own practice is collaborative and interdisciplinary. Her teaching experience of 10 years is varied and extensive. She helps prepare students for degree courses and many of her previous students have gained places at their preferred schools. She also works with professionals looking to develop their communication and creativity skills, as well as people taking courses for personal interest.
Ilga delivers workshops for the University of the Arts (UAL) Academic Support department, working across six UAL art and design colleges. She teaches manual drawing skills for architects and engineers working at leading offices in London, including at Foster+Partners, and she also works internationally.
Ilga is author of three chapters in Creative Sketching Workshop, published by Apple Press (UK), North Light Books (North America) and Tan Yang International (Asia).
- willow charcoal medium
- A3 drawing cartridge paper
- black fine tip felt marker
- black medium tip felt marker
- black chisel (wedge) tip felt marker
- white chalk or conte crayon
- 2B pencil
- black ink
- brush for ink
- coloured pencils or markers