Introduction to Drawing & Colour 3D Campus
This course is ideal for complete beginners who have never drawn or painted before, or for those with some experience, who’d like to brush up their skills and gain confidence in their drawing and colour work.
What The Course is About:
You will be taught the basic skills of drawing including line, space, tone, composition and how to assess proportion and perspective with plenty of demos and handouts. You’ll be introduced to a variety of materials including pencil, charcoal and ink and later in the term colour is introduced. For each new project, you’ll have demos, handouts or see examples of artist’s work to inspire you. The course is designed to be taken a term at a time, or complete all 3 terms to gain confidence and a good understanding of drawing and using colour. Each term the balance of colour to drawing varies and with different media such as pencils, collage and paint.
Student feedback for Intro to Drawing & Colour
"Many thanks for the kick start to my art, which is just what I needed after a gap of 40 odd years. Sophie’s enthusiasm for art is infectious and I am now "seeing" more like an artist.
I would say that Intro to Drawing & Colour has something for everyone whether they are a true beginner like me or just a bit rusty."
"Having never had any formal art lessons (apart from secondary school, 50+ years ago) I eventually signed up to Intro to Drawing & Colour in September. It was the best thing I could’ve done. Sophie, the tutor strikes the right balance of positive feedback with constructive suggestions of further improvement/areas to work on. She is never negative.
I found the course motivating and enjoy seeing other students' efforts and struggles. As I work on my art pieces I almost find it therapeutic in a mindfulness kind of way – meditative."
3D Campus: Bentley House, 4a Disraeli Road, SW15 2DS (Directly opposite Putney Library). N.B Classes in 3D Studio 1 and 3D Sculpture Studio are not yet accessible for wheelchair users (Staircase leading to first floor). Please speak to the Admin Team who will advise an alternative course at Oxford Road (lift) or ground floor 3D Campus.
"In this course (Intro to Drawing & Colour) I set out to learn the basics for drawing and colour.
The course followed an introduction path which allowed you to use the various skills progressively. With Sophie’s clear and attentive teaching I was made aware of the importance of good observation. I found the course to be very helpful and enjoyable."
What to bring to the first session: Bring some sketching pencils such as 2B, 4B and 6B, an eraser, sharpener, some loose sheets of cartridge paper and a few sheets of scrap paper such as A4 photocopy paper. Most of your materials can be bought in the school shop but you will be given a list of materials needed when you join the course.
Suitable for complete beginners who have never drawn or students who have not drawn for a while or need to gain confidence.
What will I achieve? You will learn the basic principles of observational drawing and be shown how to interpret visual information. You’ll have been introduced to a variety of materials and you’ll have an understanding of colour theory, mixing colours and colour relationships. The aim of the course is to help you to develop your observational skills further and build your confidence when interpreting and recording what you see.