BOX OFFICE 01235 515144
2 x 5 week courses starting 23 April and 4 June
Tuesday 7-9pm£63, £57(concs)
The course aims to teach participants to “see” in order to draw. By the end of the course, all students will have the confidence to form A1 size drawings from life using various media (pencil, charcoal, conté crayon) to describe the human body. During the course, all technical aspects of drawing practice will be covered, such as proportion and scale, treatment of light, use of line and tone, anatomy and the use of different drawing materials.
Classes will include reference to drawings from the history of art, along with relevant examples of my own work.
Mark-making – mistakes, accidents, mess, try new things, what a humble line can achieve.Speed up your working – fast is good.Negative shapes, tone and strong lighting – your friends.Leave space for your drawings to breathe – give them variation, push-and-pull, don't overwork.Framing and limiting your subject – limit the composition and get abstract or detailed.Coloured pens, inks, pencils, coloured paper – multiple drawings layered up.Exercises – pen stuck to paper, no peeking, stick, share drawings...etc.Anatomy – as much detail as you like, we’re not medics!
Do I need any previous drawing experience?:
No, none at all - that's why we have a tutor in the class. We also cater for experienced draughtsmen and women, who are also very welcome, and will benefit from the great setup we have at the Cornerstone.
Life model!Paper (various kinds)EaselsPencils (HB to 4B)Rubbers + putty rubbersCharcoalConte crayon or compressed pastelMasking tape + spray fixative (limited supply)Coloured pens and pencils
Useful to bring (but not required):
SketchbookA1 portfolio caseSpray fixative or hairspray (or ideally take home and spray)Any drawing materials of your own (coloured crayons, inks, chalks etc)
HOW TO BOOK
Click here to book for the course starting 23 April
Click here to book for the course starting 4 June
By telephone 01235 515144In person at the Cornerstone Box Office
Forms can be downloaded from the GREEN BOX on the left or collected from the Box Office.
Please arrive at least ten minutes early for the first class to allow time to enrol and register. COMPLETED FORMS Can be returned in any of these ways:By Post: BOX OFFICE, CORNERSTONE, 25 STATION ROAD, DIDCOT, OX11 7NEBy Email: email@example.com By Hand: to the Box Office
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Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7NE