About the Course
Draw in the dark in a variety of locations. An exciting course for those wishing to explore new ways of expression as well as learning new drawing skills. First meeting is at 42 Queen Square.
Who is this course for
The course is for anyone wanting to develop their drawing skills, with an interest in the City, Architecture and the Nocturnal as subjects.
Whether you are a complete beginner or established practitioner, everyone with an interest in drawing is welcome. Particularly those who wish to learn and explore new ways to draw and find ways to represent this challenging subject.
What does this course cover
You will meet each week in a different part of central London, sometimes outside, sometimes in cafes, public buildings or train stations. Students will be given a list of rendezvous points once enrolled. Each week there will be an inside and outside location to chose from.
The evening will start with a discussion with the tutor looking at different artist's work and different media. We will look at many artists and discuss current exhibitions. Each week there will be a technical demonstration in at least one drawing technique and materials
Different techniques including using pen, ink, charcoal, pencil, felt tips, will be covered in the course. We will look at using line, colour, shadows, light and dark.
The tutor may give the students warm up drawing exercises or a particular theme or challenge for the evening.
The students will then draw independently for the majority of the session with some guidance from the tutor, when required.
The group will then reconvene at the end of the evening to look at each others drawings and for an informal review.
Students will have broadened their understanding of drawing techniques and materials and will have developed confidence to draw directly from observation on the street.
They will have discovered new locations to draw and have learnt about the tradition of drawing in the city practiced by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper and Van Gogh, among others.
They will also have the confidence to draw in a public space and know how to manage materials and equipment in order to do so.
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!
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
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