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Short Course

Life Drawing for 16 to 18 Year Olds Short Course

College
Central Saint Martins

This is a dynamic course for teenagers. Life drawing is centred around drawing the naked human form and the models may be male or female. You should come prepared to think differently about how you see and to leave with some great work for your portfolio.

Course description

This is a dynamic course for young students considering further study in art or design. It is a great opportunity for you to hone your visual skills and develop new confidence in your drawing  abilities. Life drawing is centred around drawing the naked human form and the models may be male or female. You should come prepared to think differently about how you see and to leave with some great work for your portfolio.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for:

  • beginners wishing to develop their drawing skills
  • students considering applying for further study
  • those wishing to strengthen their fine art portfolio

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 compliment your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered:

We will explore a variety of exercises covering:

  • observation skills
  • working from a live model in charcoal
  • using mark-making, perspective and composition
  • experimenting with line, form, tone and texture
  • exploring ways of seeing and depicting the human figure

Materials

  • Drawing pencils - HB, 2B, 5B, 9B
  • Soft pastels - set of 12 colours
  • Putty rubber or similar
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Willow charcoal - medium size
  • Masking tape
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