Improve your observational drawing skills and draw and paint from the figure by developing a sense of ‘contact’ with the subject matter through sight, touch and memory.
By the end of the course you will be able to
• Draw using: line, mass, mark making and tone in a variety of speeds
• Use a variety of tools and materials
• Paint with a limited palette
• Develop confidence
Class format and activities
This is a practical class and you will spend most of your class time drawing at home. The tutor will send you a course outline by email with options for 1:1 tutorial support. The class will meet online on Teams for group discussions, guidance on set activities, explanations and presentations. You will work directly from the model who will pose for you in real time via a secure video link.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
The course is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience of drawing from the figure who wish to refresh their skills.
What you need to know before you enrol
This is an online course, offered during COVID-19 restrictions. It will be delivered using email and Teams or Zoom. You will need access to a personal device with internet and a camera, such as a computer, iPad or smartphone. A smart phone will be useful for photographing and sharing finished work. You will need to access your Morley student account and to download software for Teams prior to the first class (instructions and support will be sent to you by email). You will also need to provide your own art materials.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What you will need
You will need your own materials. These should include: cartridge paper (e.g. a sketchbook), soft pencils, eraser, sharpener, willow charcoal, soft pastel, biro and ink (either a pen, such as a Tombow brush pen, or a brush and a bottle of Indian ink).