Enjoy improving your drawing techniques in this two day course. We will explore a range of still life objects and natural forms, using pencil and tone, pen and wash, charcoal & chalk, pastel & crayon. This course is for people who already have some drawing skills and want to take them further.
What can students expect?
The course will begin by sketching still life objects and natural forms, to get familiar with them, and then move on to analytical drawing using pencil and tone, to really begin to see them. Once this is done we will start to use pen, ink & wash to create looser drawings. On the second day we will start with charcoal, and then move into colour, using water soluble crayons, chalk and oil pastels to draw details, small groups, or single objects. We will also look at the ways in which historical and contemporary artists portray still life and natural forms, and what we can learn from their work.
Late starters allowed?
No. This two day course has been designed as an enquiry and as a process during which students will gain an understanding of the formal elements of drawing.
B – 6B pencils, rubber, putty rubber, (and electric & mono zero rubbers if you have them), sharpener, craft knife, palette, soft brushes (small, medium, large) masking tape, 0.5 ink pen, water pot, kitchen roll, newspaper, 220 gram cartridge paper, 1 sheet of white Canson paper (from Bristol Fine Art), plus water soluble crayons, chalk and oil pastels if you have them.
The tutor will bring Indian Ink, sugar paper, charcoal and fixative for sale, and some water soluble crayons, chalk and oil pastels, for those who don’t have them.
Previous experience required?
Yes. This is not a course for beginners as beginners need a slow series of exercises to gain confidence and ability. There are courses at Stoke Lodge specifically designed for beginners.
This course is for people who already have some drawing skills and want to take them further.
What is the progression route?
On to other drawing and painting classes and summer school programmes.
Are there any extra costs?
Yes – for items the tutor will supply mentioned above.
What should students bring?
Please bring everything in the equipment list above.
Observation, discussion, handouts, experimentation, demonstration, question & answer, self evaluation and group evaluation.