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Drawing Techniques inclduing 3D Effects

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Duration: 5 weeks

Price: £55

Run by: Lucy Redfern
at Portchester Community School

White Hart Lane
Portchester
Fareham
Hampshire
PO16 9BD

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About the Course

The aims of the course are to enable learners to produce drawings with shading to create a 3D effect. It will establish how to look for the basic shapes and relationship lines in an object or photograph to start a drawing and add appropriate shading. It will enable learners to create a finished drawing using various techniques.

This 5 weeks course is ideal for students who are new to drawing or wish to develop their techniques. Drawing skills are the beginning of the creative process for pictures, but also for designs for clothing, cushions, bags, ceramics or greetings cards. These skills may also be used for other reasons such as supporting children with their studies (for example biology) and as a stress reducing occupation.

The course will include the following, but a flexible approach will be taken so that learners can progress at their own pace.

By the end of course students will be able to:

• Recognise the basic shapes in photographs and/or objects to enable the initial planning of a drawing.
• Create a line drawing by eye and using grids.
• Apply shading to establish the direction of a light source and create 3D illusion.
• Recognise and apply proportions and line relationships when creating a drawing larger or smaller than actual size.
• Apply colour to create depth and detail.
• Design and draw a pencil drawing of a subject of choice.

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About the Course
No previous knowledge or experience is required.

Learners will practise the drawing techniques demonstrated by the tutor. The tutor will provide photographs and objects to be drawn but learners may bring there own to the sessions. Quality art materials will be discussed.

For the first session please bring a 2B pencil and sketch pad. Other equipment required will be discussed during the first session. Costs of quality pencils range from Derwent 2B £1.55 to Caran D’Ache £2.75; A4 sketch pad, 50 sheets, 135gsm weight from £3.99 upwards.

50% concession available for those in receipt of a state pension or means tested benefits.


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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners

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