Experimental Drawing

If you have an enthusiasm for drawing and want to expand your drawing skills, then Experimental Drawing is for you. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced student, this course will take you into new areas and challenge and broaden your notion of drawing...

Taught by: Ilga Leimanis, Jane Grisewood.

Description

If you have an enthusiasm for drawing and want to expand your drawing skills, then Experimental Drawing is for you. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced student, this course will take you into new areas and challenge and broaden your notion of drawing. You will discover how 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

  • 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

Who should take this course?

  • 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

Outcomes

The course is an opportunity for you to:

  • develop an innovative body of work in several media
  • gain a good understanding of the drawing process
  • improve your drawing skills
  • build a record of exercises and ideas in your sketchbook
  • discuss current exhibitions and the work of relevant artists

Level: Beginners/Intermediate

Entry requirements: None

Testimonials

"The teacher is very inspiring and kind !" - M Kamath, March 2015

"Jane's passion and energy inspired students and allowed us to take risks with our work. She was supportive and positive while still giving helpful suggestion and critique" -  H Ryerson, March 15

"This course has motivated me to further expand my skills and the strength to take up arts professionally. It has given me a new perspective towards arts and also life to some extent. It was such a great experience as I've made friends from every corner of the world. Also I really liked it when at the end of each session we stopped our work and spoke about what we felt about each others work. This was important as it taught all of us the value of imagination and creativity. It was really amusing to see how the same object can be interpreted in so many ways by people standing in the same room. Also my tutor Jane Grisewood was an inspiration. Overall a very well organised course and I loved it " -V Poddar, July 2015

"A amazing experience experimenting new medias and techniques. We've drew many sketches (almost 100) in one week. It looks a kind of tiring, but it was a huge experience of creativity" - A Varella, June 2015

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


Tutor information

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).

See Ilga's websites www.ilgaleimanis.com and www.orteliusdrew.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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
25/06/2018 - 29/06/2018Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£580Available Elthorne Rd Annex B - N19 Add to Basket
10/11/2018 - 08/12/2018Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£580Available Elthorne Rd Annex B - N19 Add to Basket
16/02/2019 - 16/03/2019Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£580Available Elthorne Rd Annex B - N19 Add to Basket
25/03/2019 - 29/03/2019Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£580Available Elthorne Rd Annex B - N19 Add to Basket