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Essential Drawing Skills

This is a structured course introducing the basics of how to draw what you see.  Geared towards entry level to intermediate students it provides the foundation skills required for advanced drawing and portrait drawing.

Studios Dates Times

Day
Time
Studio
Tutor
Next Term Start Date
Tuesday 10am - 12pm Hornsby Matthew Weatherstone 2 May 2017
Wednesday
10am - 12pm
Baulkham Hills
Kristin Hardiman
26 Apr 2017
 Wednesday
 6pm - 8pm
 Hornsby (Hunter Street)

Peter Mackie

26 Apr  2017
 Saturday
 9am-11am
 Baulkham Hills
Matthew Weatherstone
 29 Apr 2017 
Saturday 11am - 1pm Hornsby (Hunter St) Apple Yin 29 Apr 2017 
Saturday
11.15am-1.15pm
Baulkham Hills
Matthew Weatherstone  29 Apr 2017 
Saturday
1.30pm - 3.30pm
Baulkham Hills
Matthew Weatherstone   29 Apr 2017 

Overview of this Art Class

Core concepts such as line, perspective, tone and composition are introduced with explanation of the science behind what your eye is seeing and how to accurately transfer that to paper.

You will be taught exercises to help develop your skills.

This drawing course will take you to where you want to go, still life, landscape or portraiture. The outcome of this course will give you the understanding of proportion, form and space.

If you aspire to develop your drawing skills to higher levels this course is the ideal stepping stone to prepare you for the Portrait Drawing course.

 

Course Information

BEGINNERS PROGRAM

This is a drawing program that develops essential skills for any type of Visual Arts practitioner.
The drawing skills acquired will give the ability to attempt and resolve any technique and project, no matter how challenging and enhance your creativity.
Drawing acquires new ways of seeing your environment and develops observation skills.
This is an essential and extremely well structured drawing program that will lead to portrait drawing and painting.

Learning how to understand free hand drawing, lines and geometric shapes.
Understanding proportion within one simple shape and combining several geometric shapes that would lead to a drawing, eye measurement.
Introduction to One point perspective.
Freehand construction of a geometric shape in perspective. Drawing a circle, then a cylinder in perspective.
Understanding the construction of a piece of fruit.
Drawing a still life in One point perspective and introduction to light and shadow.
Introduction to Two point perspective.
Drawing a still life in Two point perspective.
Introduction to still life or portrait drawing and how all the skills already acquired can be applied to understand the construction of a portrait.

Materials required for this Class
Visual Diary or Cartridge paper, A3 or larger, few Graphite pencils, eraser and sharpener to start with.

INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM

Building on the skills learnt in the ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS PROGRAM you will learn the techniques to recreate a realistic drawing from any subject.
At the intermediate level you will learn advanced techniques including;

Tonal values
Composition
Foreshortening
3 Point Perspective

 

ADVANCED PROGRAM


In this program you will receive individual mentoring from the tutor to improve the accuracy and technique of your drawing. You will also learn methods for artistic exploration and interpretation of subjects.


Take a look at the samples of other students works in the photo gallery. All of them started as absolute beginners and have rapidly progressed their drawing skills.