Introduction To Drawing (Online Short Course)
The aim of this course is to demystify the process of drawing. 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.
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.
Course Schedule- 4 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 and Contours
• 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. You will need 4 oranges and a soft cloth.
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 - The Psychological Story Board – Creating mood with Light Shade
• These exercises are designed to help the student explore their visual imagination
• Using a photograph of a model Pre printed model photo
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:
More information about Guy Noble and his teaching at Central Saint Martins is available on his Facebook page.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Guy Noble is an experienced tutor and a practising artist who has exhibited internationally. He studied at the Byam Shaw, Spain and Italy. Guy teaches a number of drawing and painting courses at Central Saint Martins, including Introduction to Drawing and Painting and Personal Inspiration. You can check his website at www.guynoble.com.
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
- 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.
If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.