This Life Drawing course at Sevenoaks Adult Education will cover a range of approaches to life drawing, e.g. quick poses, exercises that help improve observation, drawing with positive and negative spaces and drawing on the right side of the brain, as well as more formal approaches to study proportion, tone, form and flesh tones. There will be an opportunity to use and experiment with a range of media, both traditional and experimental, e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, and ink
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Use proportion conventions and strategies to increase accuracy of figure drawing
Produce drawings that demonstrate an understanding on tone, i.e. shadows, mid tones and highlights
Produce paintings that demonstrate an understanding of colour theory and a limited palette, i.e. 3 primaries and white to mix flesh tones.
Produce drawings and paintings that demonstrate the use of a range of mark making techniques, such as pen and ink, ink and wash, broad charcoal marks, linear charcoal marks, broad brush strokes, translucent washes.
Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Susan Wyatt
Sue Wyatt holds: A BA Hons in Fine Art , , Chelsea School of Art (University of the Arts, London) , , Post graduate certificate in Education., , Sue has been teaching for 25 years. Her own work is drawn from landscape and life., , She believes that learning is essentially a continuous process: through drawing we can explore the world in a different way, increase our awareness and widen our creative experiences., , The atmosphere in the class is open and friendly.
How will I be taught?
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.
Through one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. Paper will be available from the tutor at small cost. You will need to bring charcoal and a putty rubber, 2B and 6B pencils, an A4 sketchbook and either masking tape or board clips. If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you.
What can I do next?
Further Art or Life Drawing courses with KAE.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join this course.
This Life Drawing course is appropriate for those who are more experienced, students who have completed other life courses, have the equivalent Art experience or an interest in learning how to draw from a Life Model. It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you, or be accompanied by another person, please ask to speak with the Programme Manager before you enrol.
Getting to your course
Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code SEV/113438/K/NC.
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