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Beginners Drawing Short Course

Course description

Drawing heavily on experimentation and individual development, this course will provide you with the fundamentals skills required for understanding drawing tools and approaches.

Structured around the life model, the course will introduce materials and techniques that are crucial for those who wish to carry on exploring painting and more advanced drawing techniques. It culminates with the study of combined practice, in which all acquired techniques are brought together, forming a basis for you to further develop your creativity.

Who should take this course?

  • Absolute beginners
  • Those keen to strengthen their portfolio application to further studies
  • Students with some previous experience wishing to reinvigorate their practice

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to complement your cv.

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

IMPORTANT Information: There is currently no lift access at this site. Access to your classroom is only via stairs-

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered

  • Introducing drawing materials
  • Mark-making techniques
  • Studying human proportion
  • Building composition skills
  • Using drawing inks, both with the nib and the brush

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • You will need an A3 portfolio or tube to carry work home with you
  • Pad of A3 Paper - suitable both for drawing and watercolours
  • Pencils- H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
  • White chalk
  • Willow Charcoal sticks
  • Fixative Spray
  • Putty Rubber
  • Masking Tape
  • Dip Drawing Pen and various drawing nibs
  • Drawing Ink- Sepia, Brown Umber, or Black preferred
  • Round Wash Brush, large
  • A4 sheets of coloured paper- black, brown, or any dark colour preferred
  • Water Pot
  • A Palette
  • PVA Glue
  • Small sketch/note book
  • Piece of cloth or rag.
Meet the Tutor:

Drawing heavily on experimentation and individual development, this course will provide you with the fundamentals skills required for understanding drawing tools and approaches.

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