Introduction to Drawing

Ref: C3680296

This practical, experimental course is based on drawing from observation and involves exploring media, approaches and ways of looking. You will apply a range of drawing techniques to develop your confidence to draw. We will complete both spontaneous visual responses and more developed pieces which capture light and depth in drawing in different ways.

Additional information about this course

Inform students that this is for West Yorkshire students only

Course aim

The course aims to introduce a range of experimental and analytical approaches for drawing, build a portfolio of images & increase your confidence in handling various drawing media.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Practically explore and create images using at least 4 different drawing media including charcoal, graphite, chalk, graded pencils, ink and erasers
  • Work experimentally to explore selected formal elements of art including line, form, texture, contrast & negative space
  • Draw from direct observation, using a range of sources and devices
  • Discuss and reflect on the creative potential of different media and approaches to drawing
  • Create a portfolio of work

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Materials will be provided. You may wish to bring a bag to take your drawings safely home.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Introduction to Drawing

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This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and only applicable postcode areas are permitted to enrol.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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