Spring term (6 Tuesday evenings and 2 Saturday sessions)
21 and 28 January, 4, 8 (Saturday), 18 and 25 February, 7 (Saturday) and 10 March 2020
6 Evening sessions 18.00-21.00
2 Saturday sessions 09.30-16.30
Sarah L Goy
This course offers a hands-on and relaxed approach to the world of sketching or ‘art on the go’, it is ideal for all levels and abilities and a relaxed way to build on your drawing skills whilst enjoying the environment around you.
Sketching and drawing is fundamental to everything we do and through-out history every great artist and designer has kept a sketch book. It is a personal visual place to experiment, record special moments or work through ideas for a more advanced project.
Explore the fundamentals of drawing and observation. Learn how to capture spontaneous and honest moments. This course includes a session in the unique Crab drawing studio with a dressed model. Explore colour and design in the MODIP (Museum of Design in Plastic) as well as a potential on location session.
THE COURSE INCLUDES
- Experienced guidance from an artist specialising in sketching and water-colour.
- Learning to see and sketch the world around you.
- Developing skills with pencil, pens, water-colour and charcoal creating lively drawing through expressive use of line and mark making
- Tone, contrast, textures, colour and form
- Capturing movement and basic perspective
- Basic techniques to approach landscape, botanical, animals, objects and people.
- Being inspired by techniques used by past artists – with handouts.
The course aims to:
- Enable students to gain confidence in their drawing and observational skills.
- Experiment and develop ideas discovering new approaches to creating.
- Learn some basic water colour techniques and apply to sketching.
- Learn to use the sketchbook as a visual journal or as research for an art project
- A means to relax through art in any location.
Course Outcomes & Assessment
- Students will feel confident approaching observation drawing, in a range of medium and techniques.
- Group share of sketches done at the end of each session with the intention to support, inspire and encourage each other’s learning
- Students will develop a sketchbook of experimental and finished works in a variety of mediums. This could be a bridge to further courses.
Suitable for most levels, from beginners, to students exploring ideas for exhibitions or HE applications and wanting a bridge to further courses, or those who want to step away from digital world and build on their skills to create lively sketching and painting.
What You Need To Bring
- Good quality hard back A4 sketchbook (Pink Pig, Sea Whites or similar)
- Pencils 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
- Set of black fine line drawing pens (Permanent Ink)
- Putty, plastic eraser, pencil sharpener
- Water colour paints – Pans (Winsor and Newton Cotman sketching range – set of 12)
- Pro-arte Water colour paint brushes set of 5
- A roll of cheap lining paper
All additional course materials are included in the course fee.