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Drawing - Developing Skills and Ideas

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Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Mixed Level
10:00 - 12:00
8 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

This course will help to develop your skills and confidence in drawing in charcoal and pastels. You will use a range of techniques and work from both direct observation and from secondary sources. Reference will also be made to the work of other artists as appropriate.

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

Work from a variety of primary and secondary subject matter.
Use a range of drawing techniques and formal elements - line, tone, texture, colour, etc.
Produce drawings using charcoal and/or pastels.
Work to health and safety guidelines.

There is no set ‘homework’, but you are welcome to practise and do further work at home.
There is no qualification for this course.

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Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Sarah McNulty

Sarah McNulty is a practising artist and a trained tutor, who has run classes for adults for several years. She has studied to M.A. level and exhibited paintings in London and Tokyo, where she was awarded a scholarship. Sarah has a wide experience of painting: using oils, acrylics and other water based paints on canvas and paper.

Drawing is also an important part of her creative process for recording observations and developing ideas for larger work. Sarah is inspired by colour and light in natural and man-made forms. She encourages students to learn, practise and experiment with methods whilst developing their own images, through sketchbook work, to feed into painting and drawing projects.

Her work was selected by the Royal Watercolour Society for an exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London in 2019.

View all courses taught by Sarah McNulty here

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress.

What do I need to bring with me?

If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the needs of the course. Please do not buy anything especially for the course before it starts, but if you have any appropriate materials/equipment, please bring them along to the first session.

What can I do next?

A further drawing or drawing and painting course.

What do I need to join the course

This course is suitable for beginners and improvers. It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the course.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/115681/K/NC.