Understanding light and tone is a hugely important skill for anyone with an interest in drawing. Using a number of varied exercises across two sessions, this online course explores the meaning of tone, and how to apply it in observational drawings.
Using pen, pencil, paint and collage, learners will focus on mark making and layering, as well as experimenting with lighting, photography and props. Using simple materials and subject matter found in and around the home, this is an opportunity to learn new skills and build on existing knowledge.
Who should attend
Anyone aged 11 to 15 who is interested in art and design.
All our online short courses include:
How to book:
* In the case that your child does not have an email address, please create their account with an alternative email address.
Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.
Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.
We start by talking about tone and practicing mark making, before completing two contrasting exercises. The first uses a solid object with clear shape and contours. The second is more challenging as it involves a more abstract object with a complex form and texture.
This follow up session explores the principles of tonal representation through an experimental and incremental approach. Using collage, mark making and photography, key concepts about tonal scale, light as shape and the importance of the figure ground relationship are explored.
Online short course materials
To take part in the Online sessions you will need:
Understanding light is fundamental to understanding drawing. This online drawing course for 11 to 15 year olds uses a number of varied exercises allowing students to understand the meaning of tone, and how to apply it in observational drawings.