Afternoon Life Drawing
This course is all about seeing the figure in a personal and unique way and considering how best you can translate that 'seeing' into 'drawing'. The aim is to start, improve and develop your drawings whilst making them dynamic, powerful and spontaneous...
Taught by: Roger Gill.
This course is all about seeing the figure in a personal and unique way and considering how best you can translate that 'seeing' into 'drawing'. The aim is to start, improve and develop your drawings whilst making them dynamic, powerful and spontaneous. A variety of exercises will encourage experimentation, risk taking and, most importantly, the ability to 'see'.
Topics covered include:
- use of charcoal, pencils, soft pastels, oil pastels, inks and acrylics
- use of colour will be introduced during the latter stages of the course
The course offers an opportunity for you to:
- improve your observational drawing skills
- practice with a number of different dry and wet media
- experiment with line, tone, texture, scale and composition
- explore new ways of seeing and depicting the human figure
Who should attend this course?
It is not necessary to have practical experience to join the course. All that is required is that you allow yourself to forget what you think you know and let your eyes and hands do the rest.
More experienced students wishing to further develop their drawing or to build a drawing portfolio are also welcome.
Entry requirements: none
Following completion of this course you may want to try other drawing courses drawing heavily on experimentation, such as the CSM Total Drawing and the Experimental Drawing short courses. They may more suitable for you if you are unable to attend on Friday at daytime.
Roger Gill is an artist and tutor who works in London and who has exhibited in the UK and Europe. He teaches a number of drawing and painting courses at Central Saint Martins, including courses on life painting, oil painting techniques, portrait drawing and painting and bespoke one-to-one tuition.
To view Roger's work see rogergill.org.uk.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- A1 cartridge paper
- Black and white soft chalk