Drawing People in Cafes, Pubs and other Popular Places (Weekend)

Improve your ability to authentically portray people and their surroundings through a weekend focused on drawing in cafes, pubs and other popular gathering places. We’ll find them in neighbourhoods like Soho, Camden Town, Covent Garden and along the Thames...

Taught by: Bill Wright.

Description

Improve your ability to authentically portray people and their surroundings through a weekend focused on drawing in cafes, pubs and other popular gathering places. We’ll find them in neighbourhoods like Soho, Camden Town, Covent Garden and along the Thames. Capture with pen, pencil and brush the buzz of human activity where people eat, drink and interact. Your urban sketching will be augmented by discussions of drawing technique, point of view, body language, overlapping/moving subjects, composition etc. You’ll get input about your work both individually and in group reviews. Tricks of perspective and 'guerrilla drawing' that simplify capturing scenes in public are also shown. And you’ll have a chance to develop your drawings in other media - like ink washes and water-colour, using easy-to-bring-along tools provided by the course. Beginners and accomplished artists alike should benefit from immersion in the dynamic atmosphere of London's cafe and pub society - from charming to chic - where subjects and settings are ideal for artistic interpretation. Allow a budget for soft drinks and cups of tea! More about this course is available at http://morecourseinfo.info/cafe.html

Who is the course aimed at?

If you have a zest for observing people and would like to hone your skills in depicting them and their surroundings, this course is for you. Any artistic level is fine, and those interested in broader fields of endeavour, such as painting and illustration.

What are the key topics the course will cover?

  • Being at ease when drawing in public
  • Capturing body language, gesture and expression
  • Combining foreground, background; people and settings
  • Scope of a drawing, framing, what to include, composition and cropping
  • Using new and different drawing mat

What will the students learn/ achieve?

  • Confidence in your ability to draw in public
  • Drawings you’ve done that will help build a sketchbook or portfolio
  • A knowledge of interesting places to draw in in London
  • A better grasp of depth and perspective

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

Tutor information

Hello, Bill Wright here, and I love drawing.  My original training in New York City was as an architect and architectural illustrator, but I’ve also worked as a set designer for films and TV in the USA and Latin America.  Since 2007 I’ve been lucky to be teaching illustration and drawing at Central Saint Martins, both on the Illustration/Graphics BA program and in short courses.  I also work freelance - drawing storyboards for films, TV and advertising.  In that role I’ve drawn (whew) thousands and thousands of drawings, but when I start each one I still have a sense of excitement and awe about doing it.  If you’re after individual input about your work just ask. I love digging into drawings and seeing what makes them tick.  I’m a firm believer in passing on the drawing techniques, tricks of the trade, approaches and methods that I’ve been fortunate enough to absorb and which can make drawings more ‘real,’ lively, spontaneous and engaging - and ultimately more enjoyable to create and to view.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
09/06/2018 - 10/06/2018Saturday and Sunday10:00 - 16:002 Days£310Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket