For students aged 15+
Whether you're a budding illustrator, or simply want to improve your drawing skills to support other creative work, this new course gives you the chance to get stuck in with a range of different mediums, to produce exciting and original work, and develop your drawing techniques. You'll have the chance to participate in a broad range of drawing workshops led by a diverse range of inspiring tutors. You will be pushed to experiment, to learn from your mistakes and to develop critical understanding of your work.
You'll cover the fundamentals of drawing and illustration such as the use of tone and light, colour, line, the edge, shape, form, mark-making and negative space. You'll have the opportunity to experiment with a range of materials including charcoal, inks, sticks, oil pastel and chalk pastels, acrylics to name a few. You'll develop your critical awareness of visual communication and explore a variety of illustration methods and techniques to enhance your understanding of the design process and effectively communicate your ideas.
The course includes a mixture of life drawing (clothed model), still life studies and inspirational sessions held out on location.