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A course for those who have a little experience of drawing. Drawing On is designed to complement the Drawing for Beginners course, but can be taken as a separate module. Develop your skills of observation and broaden your experience of media, materials and approaches to drawing. You will learn to look more carefully and experiment with greater freedom.
Kingston University is considered to be at the forefront of investigating the process of drawing. We would like to offer you the opportunity to be part of this stimulating environment. This is the opportunity for you to explore your potential. Expand your knowledge and vision through drawing and initiate your personal drawing language. All ages are welcome and will work together investigating techniques, materials and applications.
Tutors on this course firmly believe that there is no such thing as someone who cannot draw – inspiration and experimentation will lead you to understand how and why artists and designers value drawing in their practice.
Aim: To use shapes to convey volume, aid proportion and encourage discovery. Building up a complex form by overlaying simple geometric shapes. We will use animals as subject matter.
Aim: To develop a theoretical and practical understanding of one and two point perspective. We will look at a series of step by step exercises demonstrating the application and basic rules of perspective, starting with drawing cubes from different angles before progressing to drawing a building.
Aim: To develop a theoretical and practical understanding of drawing circles in perspective. Understanding the principles and developing the manual dexterity required to draw confident and accurate ellipses. Students will apply their understanding to a simple still life which may include bottles, vases, cups and plates.
Aim: To consider how an image is "framed" (ie what happens at the edges) and using a gridded viewfinder to help placement. Using a viewfinder to select areas of a still life set up. Experimenting with unusual formats and using thumbnail sketches to plan a composition.
Aim: An opportunity to produce a drawing involving more creative interpretation and with an unexpected outcome.
The following items will be needed, please bring to first session:
The following items are optional. None of the below are essential so bring only if you own already. Further advice will be given at the first session:
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