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Drawing for beginners - Morley College, London

Drawing for beginners - Morley College, London

Duration: 10 or 11 weeks

Price: £330

Contact: Pedro Diego at Morley College London

61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Tuesday 21st April 2020

About the Course

An introduction to drawing and observational skills. You will be guided through different aspects of drawing including line, tone and texture and use a variety of materials in response to objects, images, landscape and portraiture. Complete beginners welcome.

Examples of historical and contemporary drawing will be discussed in class and learners are encouraged to develop a personal response to subjects including landscape, portraits, objects and photographic images.

By the end of the course you will be able to
Measure the proportions of an object or image
Draw with pencil, charcoal and an eraser
Draw using a full range of tones
Keep a sketchbook, to record your progress
Class format and activities
This is a practical course and you will spend most of your time drawing. Your tutor will set different tasks each week, explaining and demonstrating different subjects and approaches to drawing. Tuition is given to the whole class and on an individual basis, with all learners encouraged to develop a personal way of working. You will also be encouraged to take part in discussions of artists' work and to learn from each other's different ways of drawing.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular and detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
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.

Entry requirements
This structured course is for beginners and for those who want to refresh skills. If you have not drawn before, you may like to try one of our 2 session tasters: "If Only I Could Draw!"

What you need to know before you enrol
This course takes place in a studio with level access via a lift. Some sessions may take place outside the College, e.g. in a museum or park.

What you will need for your class
Materials are provided for the first session, when you will be given a suggested materials list. For subsequent sessions, materials may be purchased at cost price from the Art Store. An apron or overall could be useful.

What you can do next:
Please enquire for recommendations on continuation courses where applicable.

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