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Life & Figure Drawing Portfolio Prep 14-17 Yrs

Students will be encouraged to depict the figure in terms of line and tone; exploring negative space and the location of shapes and space around the figure to aid the assessment of proportion and distance. This course is ideal to enhance an art portfolio for GCSE, A Levels applying for Art College.

What The Course is About:

The emphasis will be on observation, building upon basic principles of drawing and moving towards personal expression through experimentation with various media and techniques. Students will be encouraged to depict the figure in terms of line and tone; exploring negative space and the location of shapes and space around the figure to aid the assessment of proportion and distance. The application of pastels and paint will enable an exploration of tonal and expressive colour. The course will also give the students an opportunity to experiment with various mixed media techniques, such as collage. Each session will be structured so that individual students will be working in the same manner, although with very different results. During an end of session group discussion, students will be able to view each other’s work; this is useful in learning from each other. The tutor will often illustrate the lessons objectives through a brief demonstration.

Materials Required:

For the first two sessions it is useful to bring an A3, white cartridge pad, as well as pencils, 2B, 3B, 4B, putty rubber, masking tape or bulldog clips and charcoal.

Previous Experience:

The course is open to both beginners and the experienced student alike.

End of course:

You will learn the basic principles of observational drawing and be shown how to interpret visual information through life drawing. During the session the tutor will discuss, with each student, the progress of their work, offering, if required, suggestions and advice. Each student will be treated as an individual, so beginner, intermediate or advanced student will be able to develop his or her own practice. Students, assessing their own personal development, may wish to work in a particular medium over consecutive sessions.

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Starting October 2022

Class Code: 1022-11147

Price: £69.00

Location: On-Site

Tutor: Paige Barry

From October 3rd, 2022 to November 28th, 2022

Mon 17:15 - 18:30

  • 3 Oct 2022 - 17:15 to 18:30
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  • 31 Oct 2022 - 17:15 to 18:30
  • 7 Nov 2022 - 17:15 to 18:30
  • 14 Nov 2022 - 17:15 to 18:30
  • 21 Nov 2022 - 17:15 to 18:30
  • 28 Nov 2022 - 17:15 to 18:30

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