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Total Drawing Short Course

Course description

Total Drawing Short Course will help you develop core skills that have a wide range of creative applications. Whether you are a beginner or have some drawing experience, you will be introduced to a variety of drawing materials and approaches.

One half of the course will be spent working through short, simple exercises that introduce new ways of looking at individual objects, the still life and the model. To strengthen the abstract qualities in your work and help overcome literal-mindedness, time will be given to analysing form in space, studying light and shade and considering composition and pictorial design.

In the other half of the course, you will be introduced to simple techniques and experimental processes which enable you to develop a more personal or meaningful interpretation of your subject matter.

Course outcomes:

  • You will be more confident in observational drawing
  • You will have drawings in several media, for use in a portfolio
  • You will have experienced what makes drawing such a uniquely satisfying activity

Level: This course is appropriate for students of all levels

Entry requirements: None

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for newcomers or professionals who wish to improve their drawing skills. It has been taken by students who are building a portfolio and who wish to show a variety of skills.

Read more about this course on the CSM Short Course blog http://csmshortcourses.myblog.arts.ac.uk/

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 C

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

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered

  • Observational drawing (still life and from the model)
  • Understanding the use of line, tone and texture
  • Using charcoal, Conte Crayons, ink and graphite sticks
  • Exploring ways of capturing motion
  • How to compose an image
  • Creating perspective
  • Visual research – building a sketchbook
  • Using sketches – idea generation and creative next steps.

drawing materials including charcoal, Conte crayons, ink and graphite sticks

Materials

Students should bring the following materials to the first session:   

  • A thin drawing pen (0.2)    
  • A thick pen (0.5)    
  • An inexpensive A4 sketchbook

Please note that all other materials will be provided by the college, and may include: 

  • Paper white, grey and black (A1 – A4)
  • Charcoal (willow and compressed)
  • Graphite sticks
  • Markers (fineliner, medium point and chisel tip)
  • Soft pastels
  • Oil pastels
  • Inks
  • Reed pens
  • Dip pens
  • Palettes
  • Brushes
  • Wash
  • Conte crayon
  • Erasers (kneaded and plastic)
  • Fixative
  • Two life models 
Meet the Tutor:

Total Drawing Short Course will help you develop core skills that have a wide range of creative applications. Whether you are a beginner or have some drawing experience, you will be introduced to a variety of drawing materials and approaches.

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