Drawing and Painting Techniques

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Relax as you discover your creative side in this extremely popular course as you learn how to use a variety of mediums including pencils, pens, pen and wash, acrylics and watercolours, as well as information on the correct brushes and paper to use with each medium. You will gain knowledge on the basics principles of design and explore and develop your skills with colour as you experiment with a variety of different techniques. Newcomers are very welcome to join the more experienced students in these relaxed and friendly classes.

Content

You will learn basic drawing techniques and the use of different pencils and papers.

  • Drawing fruit and vegetables to understand shape, form, highlights and shadows.
  • Drawing your hand, something you have seen all of your life but never noticed.
  • Drapery lights and darks, improving control of smooth pencil shading.
  • Understanding perspective and how it works.
  • Using the colour wheel.

Outcomes/ Benefits

You will become familiar with the technicalities of drawing and explore a variety of painting mediums and using different tools and techniques to their best advantage. You will develop your personal observational skills and achieve a growth in awareness and appreciation of many aspects of the visual world that most take for granted. This will enable you to achieve a personal ability to successfully share your interpretations of the visual world through individual graphic expression.

What To Bring

  • A3 Drawing Pad.
  • 2B Pencil.
  • 2H Pencil.
  • Eraser.
  • Pencil Sharpener.

Further requirements will be discussed in class during the first session.

If you have already been attending these classes, bring equipment you have previously been using. New students who are not beginners, please bring any materials you may already have and some of your previous work.

Please Note

If you have supplied us with a mobile phone number, we may contact you via SMS if there are any last minute course changes or class cancellations. Please check your phone during the few days prior to the class start date in case there are any changes to your class. If you are sent an SMS please do not reply as these are sent via our computer system and we are unable to receive replies. Please contact one of our offices to confirm you have received any SMS messages.
Thank you.