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Life Drawing and Portraiture

Day of week:
Royal Victoria Place , Tunbridge Wells
Level 2
13:00 - 15:30
10 weeks

This Life and Portraiture Drawing course is a structured course with different drawing and exercises each week throughout the first half of the term, all designed to extend a student's drawing skills, by heightening perception and awareness of the different aspects of life and portrait drawing. Each exercise will be introduced with clear instruction, some demonstration with examples of work from historical and contemporary artists in context with the exercise. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop your own styles. There will be a variety of mediums used pencil, charcoal, inks, collage, oil, acrylic and watercolour.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Identify the proportions of the head and facial planes in a drawing
Create a series of sketches based on the anatomical exercises
Develop a series of drawings to be used in a sustained study
Produce an individual piece of work based on drawing exercises
Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines

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. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.

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. However, you should bring an A3 sketchbook of good quality cartridge paper, preferably with a hard cover and ring bound and a variety of pencils. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you.

What can I do next?

Further Life Drawing or Art courses with KAE.

What do I need to join the course

All students are welcome on the course as the course aims to support students of all abilities, please contact one of the Arts team who will make sure it is the right course for you.
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 Curriculum Leader before you enrol as this will affect numbers we can enrol onto the course.

Getting to your course

Find us

Royal Victoria Place
300 Victoria Road
Tunbridge Wells

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TWL/112686/K/LC.