Introduction to 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.

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The aim of this course is to demystify the process of drawing. Designed for total beginners, it seeks to equip the student with a working knowledge of a range of basic practical and conceptual skills. So whether it is just for pleasure or if you are considering going on to do graphic design, illustration, fashion or fine art this course will give you an excellent start...

Taught by: Guy Noble.

Description

The aim of this course is to demystify the process of drawing. Designed for total beginners, it seeks to equip the student with a working knowledge of a range of basic practical and conceptual skills. So whether it is just for pleasure or if you are considering going on to do graphic design, illustration, fashion or fine art this course will give you an excellent start. The best way to learn is to enjoy what you're doing so Guy has devised lots of short exercises that, while showing you specific points of drawing, are also good fun. He will start with a very basic vocabulary of drawing. These are what he calls the building blocks and getting to grips with these early on will help you as your drawing develops. Materials, methods, composition, space, form, the subject, the object and the nude figure will all be taught. This course is a specially customized version of his highly successful studio course. The virtual learning environment CSM have developed will grow week by week as Guy provides expert teaching and commentary on your subject in a virtual classroom accessible 24/7. This platform encourages you to engage with Guy and your fellow students during the sessions making it a unique online learning experience.

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Course Schedule - 8 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week

Week 1 - Look at a 'simple' Picasso drawing

  • Photocopy of Picasso drawing on A4 paper
  • Positions of points on a sheet of paper and how to asses their place
  • Angles of lines 8 wooden barbecue skewers 24cm (or 8 new plain coloured pencils)

Week 2 - Rhythm

  • Signatures 3 signatures about 10 cm long on top of 3 separate sheets of A4 paper Shapes ? drawing from groups of objects if you intend working on a tabletop for this exercise you will need: an assortment of small boxes, like perfume boxes, laptop box, shoebox, if you intend working with the objects on the floor the boxes will need to be larger: an assortment of boxes, like computer box, supermarket boxes etc.

Week 3 - Space and how to make it work

  • Methods of representing space Perspective, Grids and fisheyes if you intend working on a tabletop for this exercise you will need: an assortment of small boxes, like perfume boxes, laptop box, shoebox, if you intend working with the objects on the floor the boxes will need to be larger: an assortment of boxes, like computer box, supermarket boxes etc. table chairs assorted familiar room paraphernalia

Week 4 - Tone, Light and Shade

  • Using a photograph of a model Pre printed model photo

Week 5 - The Psychological Story Board

  • Where do images come from?

Week 6 - The Nude and contours

  • Pre printed model photo

Week 7 - The Dynamic figure

  • Using strange materials to make marks Pre printed model photo
  • Some pieces of broken polystyrene, a Styrofoam cup is perfect a pot for water ? old paper cup would be fine

Week 8 - Composition and how other artists have used objects

  • 4 or 5 still life objects. These could include things like a bottle, apples or oranges, packet of cigarettes, jug, vases, clock, cereal packet etc etc. camera digital optional.

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/



Tutor information

Guy Noble is a practising artist who has exhibited internationally. He studied at the Byam Shaw and in Spain and Italy. For more information go to www.guynoble.com or view his Facebook page


Materials

Student material list

  • A1 white or off white cartridge paper (for session 1 & 2)
  • Several sheets of A4 writing paper (for session 1 & 2)
  • A4 sketchbook
  • Drawing pencils HB
  • Willow charcoal sticks medium size
  • Artists quality white pastel
  • Chinese ink all some undiluted black poster paint water-soluble (for session 7)
  • Putty rubbers
  • Normal soft pencil rubber
  • Masking tape
  • Fixative
  • Easel (if possible)
  • Drawing board
  • 1 x USB webcam (external), to easily show work in progress

Student objects/paraphernalia/preparation list

1st Class: Photocopy of the Picasso drawing on A4 paper and 8 wooden barbecue skewers 24cm (or 8 new plain coloured pencils)

2nd Class: 3 signatures about 10 cm long on top of 3 separate sheets of A4 paper

If you intend working on a tabletop for this exercise you will need: an assortment of small boxes, like perfume boxes, laptop box, shoebox, if you intend working with the objects on the floor the boxes will need to be larger: an assortment of boxes, like computer box, supermarket boxes etc. table chairs assorted familiar room paraphernalia camera digital optional WebCam external connected by lead to USB optional access to printer some pieces of broken polystyrene, a Styrofoam cup is perfect a pot for water – old paper cup would be fine 4 or 5 still life objects. These could include things like a bottle, apples or oranges, packet of cigarettes, jug, vases, clock, cereal packet etc etc.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
21/03/2017 - 09/05/2017Tuesday18:30 - 20:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
23/05/2017 - 11/07/2017Tuesday10:00 - 11:308 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
12/06/2017 - 31/07/2017Monday18:30 - 20:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket