Introduction to Drawing & Colour
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.
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.