Has it been years since you’ve attempted to draw anything but want to see if you can? Perhaps you have quietly picked up a sketchbook only to be frustrated and discouraged with the results? Designed for the willing but secretly terrified: if you want to draw but think you can’t, this course can teach you clever techniques that help you to draw what you see, not what you think you see. Over six weeks the classes cover line and tone, perspective, the rules of composition, measuring by sight, drawing from a photograph, still life, figure drawing, pen and ink and a bit of colour theory. This course is designed to start with the very basics of line and tone and develop ways to help you draw better, whether you are an absolute beginner or already an experienced artist. All great painters build on the foundations of great drawing so this course teaches you a number of tips and tricks to help you get there step-by-step. The classes offer a relaxed and informative few hours with demonstrations and one-to-one tuition from Kate, instructive handouts to take home, unlimited tea & coffee and homemade cake for brain power!
NEXT COURSE: Starts on Monday 8th October - 12th November, 1-4pm at Storrington Village Hall, 59 West Street, Storrington, RH20 4DZ. All spaces have now been allocated but please contact Kate if you are interested and would like to go on the reserve or waiting lists.
COST: £198 for 6 classes of 3 hours
Brief Course Outline
Week 1 - Line drawing and right brain exercises, mark making, types of line, sighting, negative spaces and paper types.
Week 2 - Tone and texture, simplifying and creating form, pen, pencils and charcoal.
Week 3 - Perspective - getting depth into your drawings and your buildings correct.
Week 4 - Dynamic composition, rule of thirds and odds, enlarging from a photo or gridding up.
Week 5 - Human figure and faces.
Week 6 - Pen & wash, colour theory and back to the drawing board!
Cartridge paper (A4 or bigger); a board or table easel to rest on if you like to work at an angle; a range of pencils from HB to 9B; a soft eraser; set square and ruler; charcoal (optional). For week 6 you may like to bring some fine-tipped drawing pens (0.3-0.7) or ink and nibs and watercolour paints and a brush, but they are all optional.
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Student Galleries & Comments
Click on image or title to see a variety of students' work from each course.
Please note that everybody’s work is included and most were complete beginners when they started this course, so look to see how much can be achieved…