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Freehand Drawing For Textiles Flowers Short Course

Course description

This is a practical workshop for all levels from beginners to advanced students. Using flowers as the theme and inspiration for this course you will discover how to draw by observing shape, perspective, shadows, tone, pattern and depth. 

All work will be paper based, hand drawn and hand painted with a variety of medium including designers gouache, water colour paints and inks.

Please note that we will not be using computers on this course.

Level: All levels

Entry requirements: None

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

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 that’s 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. 

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered

You will learn to dissect and identify the many layers within one single flower and draw that flower from several different angles.

Each stage of the course will contribute towards creating a series of strong images that can be used in textile design and developing these through to colour studies and abstract interpretations.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:
  • Notebook/Sketchbook
  • Pencils 2B-8B
  • Charcoal
  • Black ink
  • Graphite
  • Eraser
  • Paint brushes
  • Masking tape
  • Paints and colouring pencils
Meet the Tutor:

This is a practical workshop for all levels from beginners to advanced students. Using flowers as the theme and inspiration for this course you will discover how to draw by observing shape, perspective, shadows, tone, pattern and depth. 

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