Course Start DatesFriday 31st January 2020
About the Course
This course is for those who want to draw more and with growing confidence. The course provides a supportive space in which to practice your drawing skills and develop a necessary critical eye through reflectivity which is encouraged. Drawing principles, materials and techniques will be covered both in short group exercises and one-to-one according to your particular interests. The course provides a foundation in relevant historical and current drawing practice as a point of discussion and as a resource over the weekend providing ways forward for our own drawing.
Course tutor: Jevan Watkins Jones
Jevan's teaching approach is simultaneously gentle and rigorous. He is an alumnus of the Royal Drawing School where he received First Prize for his drawings from city farms. His drawing practice ranges from sensitive and energetic studies of plants and people in the landscape to working on long term collaborative drawing projects with communities such as Facing-Recovering with injured soldiers. Jevan has a very active enjoyment of gardens, plants and the natural world. This course offers an opportunity to benefit from his two great passions.
What to Bring
Please bring your preferred drawing materials such as pencils, charcoal and pastels and including wet materials such as Indian ink, coloured ink and watercolour to compliment dry materials.
Any necessary hand tools ie. brushes, pencil sharper/craft knife, erasers, bull dog clips, masking tape etc.
Gouache and acrylic paint is also possible for use in the studio, please bring these.
Make sure you have plenty of paper and s good range of sizes, rough, smooth and coloured papers if desired. If you can, buy professional art materials rather than student quality.
A range of drawing boards is provided as well as table easels for the studio. Please bring your own field easel if required.
You may also wish to bring a cushion for outdoor use (with waterproof cover) as well as clothes for all weathers if determined to duck and dive any rain and an apron/smock with pockets is always useful of course.
Fingerless gloves for winter work is a must!
Note: the Tutor will have a limited range of materials including masking tape, charcoal and Fabriano cartridge paper on 10m x 1.5m rolls that can be bought at cost price for any larger work undertaken.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Full board accommodation
Hot and cold drinks
In course transport
Personal and travel insurance
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