About This Course(Online)
A mixed level course, this course can offer early basic drawing and extended drawing techniques and processes. It can also add to the repertoire of an intermediate or advanced scholar/artist. The base concept is to offer students new ways to enjoy drawing and sketching and novel ways to use drawing as part of a larger artwork, not just as the basic design of an artwork. Elevating drawing to another creative level, allows students to enjoy and learn more about how to become mark makers, how to enjoy the qualities of line and marks and shading and how to blend these elements into a new creative language and process.
Online Course description
The course is designed for varied levels of student/candidate. If you are a novice to drawing then tutors will open up new ways to lay down marks and lines and shading. Students who may not be familiar with recording their own drawings on paper from an object or visual stimulus will be shown how to reconnect with hand eye coordination to increase their observations and 'looking and understanding' skills to gain a better drawing as a result. If students/candidates are more familiar or advanced in their drawing skills and observation abilities then they will be shown how to extend their drawing and move it to become more of an artwork in its own right. We will also hope to use digital drawing skills, using 'freeware', to help present the drawings and increase the level of polish and finish on the pieces. We will also record the pieces of drawing to act as a portfolio.
Online Course requirements
There are no prior pre-enrolment conditions for this short course, candidates should merely want to become more skilled in the art of drawing and to enjoy novel drawing tips and hints presented to them in new ways. Candidates should have access to digital laptop, iPad or mobile device, this could be via a shared device in a public place e.g., a library, or sharing a device with family or friends.