About the Course
Develop and improve skills and techniques in drawing and drawing for painting.
Who is this course for
This course is for everyone wanting to explore fully the art of drawing in a friendly and accessible ambience, and to study drawing in a variety of contexts and approaches. A perfect next step for those who attended the Absolute Beginners course, although beginners are very welcome as no previous knowledge or experience is necessary.
What does this course cover
The course explores the following approaches to mark making and composition contrasts of: Line, tonal character, apearance and structure, contour, shape, weight and density, measurement and proportion strategies. The picture plane, 1 & 2 point perspective, compositional organisation and structure, gesture, rythm and energy, 'automatic' drawing, spatial and other tensions, appearance of forms in light, sequencing, repeat forms and pattern, narrative, mood, emotional response and development, imaginative composition, some colour.
Theory, use and application of drawing and materials in a variety of context. Combinations and juxtaposition of the above. To include use of: pencils, charcoals, graphite, conte', pastels, pens, watercolour, use of acrylic paint, monoprint and combinations of these. The course, incorporates a look at significant examples of artists' drawings in context.
Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’
Please get in touch for more details and to book your place!
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