Term 1, 2021 The Beginner’s course will be Drawing Basics
It’s never too late to learn to draw! This 9-week course is aimed at the beginner and those who feel they would like to brush up on some basics.These basics include aspects of line, tone, and shape. We’ll look at different approaches to drawing. We’ll explore the mark-making potential of charcoal and graphite pencils and we will work through exercises aimed at developing perception and techniques.
Instructions for term 1, 2021:
Embracing the limitations of the Zoom platform we will be working mainly from photos. Please check your email before class for images your tutor might send. (Also, check your Junk Mail Box)
Students need to provide their media and materials. Refer to the attachment “Intro to Draw Materials and Set up” on the booking site.A safe creating environment is essential. Enrolment in this course indicates that you will follow the safety guidelines outlined in the “Intro to Draw Materials and Set up” pdf.
An overview of Beginners courses offered during the yea
The Adults Beginner Art Class caters to the absolute beginner as well as those who feel there are gaps in their understanding of basics. No experience is needed.
The course cycles through different units over one year. At any time a student may decide to move into the Intermediate to Advanced group. The emphasis is hands-on. To facilitate this, there will be demonstrations, discussions, and viewing of relevant selected artworks.
We aim to introduce you to the basics of painting and drawing in a supportive and flexible environment. Flexibility is important. Every class, and every student, is unique. Where necessary and applicable, the course will be adapted and tailored to the on-going interests and developing expertise of the class and the individual members of the group.
Over a year we cover the following:
The wonder of colour mixing and colour harmonies through colour mixing exercise, viewing works by selected artists, and applying this to projects on canvas. We will be looking at ways to apply acrylic paint. Watercolour will be introduced in term 3. Ways of applying paint will be demonstrated and you will have the opportunity to experiment, observe, and apply.
The basic elements of composition and design will be introduced along the way. These are built into everything we do when creating an artwork.
We will cover structural and observational drawing, the versatility of charcoal and graphite.