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Drawing Leading to Painting

Painting is drawing with a brush.  Or to put it another way - skill in painting relies on the underlying skills of drawing.  

The philosophy behind this course is simply to develop specific drawing skills and then apply those skills to painting .

Overview of this Art Class

This course will suit students looking for a more structured approach to learning how to paint and draw.  It will focus on learning and perfecting the foundation skills and techniques used by all master artists.   
Beginning students will be guided through drawing skills and exercises.  Subject matter will build towards in protraiture drawing. More advanced students will move onto painting techniques.

Course Information

ABOUT THIS COURSE

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.

WEEK 1

Learning how to understand free hand drawing, lines and geometric shapes.

WEEK 2

Understanding proportion within one simple shape and combining several geometric shapes that would

lead to a drawing, eye measurement.

WEEK 3

Introduction to One point perspective.

WEEK 4

Freehand construction of a geometric shape in perspective. Drawing a circle, then a cylinder in perspective.

Understanding the construction of a piece of fruit.

WEEK 5

Drawing a still life in One point perspective and introduction to light and shadow.

WEEK 6

Introduction to Two point perspective.

WEEK 7

Drawing a still life in Two point perspective.

WEEK 8

Introduction to still life or portrait drawing and how all the skills already acquired can be applied to understand the construction of a portrait.

 

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 edxploration 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.