This course introduces the students to basic drawing skills and fundamental formal and experimental processes/media involved in drawing. Students will be given advice and instruction on technique and the use of a variety of media. The course covers the foundations of good drawing practice and develops observational drawing skills. Students will be introduced to the drawing process through class talks, group / individual discussion and studio-based practice.
Taught areas include measuring, proportion, perspective and composition. Students will explore linear and tonal drawing and develop their use of pencil, charcoal, pen & Conté and are encouraged to begin a visual diary, which reflects their personal practice, individual interests and the work of other artists.
The course introduces and explores mixed-media methods and techniques.
Students will be introduced to and encouraged to explore the properties of a variety of exploratory new media possibilities. Sketchbooks, development studies and personalised projects will encourage the investigation of individual creativity and awareness through experimental mark-making, variety of paper surfaces, use of combined tonal and colour drawing media.
Students are encouraged to begin a visual diary, which reflects their personal practice, individual interests and the work of other artists. This becomes a personal journal of their development during the course.