Observational Drawing for all ages over 16
Sunday 9th January, 2022
11am - 1:30pm & 2:15pm - 4:45pm
Explore various approaches to observational drawing, to free up ideas and broaden the ways of representing what we see. These sessions are suitable for all levels of experience, with plenty of input from the tutor to the group as a whole, and also to the individual. There will be demonstrations and warm-up drawing exercises to try out different methods, which can be implemented in further drawings during the session and then back at home, to enrich personal drawing practice. At the end of the sessions, there will be discussions of the drawings to develop skills of objective analysis in a supportive group.
(Session 1) 09/01/22 11:00 ~ 13:30: Perception, Conception & Touch; Drawing using Line; Tonal Massing During this session we'll undertake a range of short drawing exercises that look at various drawing approaches. We'll consider how to establish a sense of 'touch' in a drawing, and different ways of using line: varying line weight, outline, internal & cross contour line, multiple lines and layering/composite linear images. When looking at using tone, we'll draw using tonal massing and practice working from general to specific, using both additive and subtractive techniques. We'll work from individual objects and also small groupings of objects, drawing at a table or an easel. This session will be quite fast paced and will provide an overview of various techniques.
(Session 2) 09/01/22 14:15 ~ 16:45: Ways to approach the ‘Long Drawing’ – Still Life In this session, we’ll look at how we might set about drawing from a large still life set up. We’ll consider composition/selective framing; stylistic choice/intent; building a drawing over a longer period of time, and we'll practice methods of making measurements and using alignment lines to establish spatial relationships between objects. Participants can decide whether they'd like to work on several different studies, or use the time to work on one drawing.
Location: The Art Space at Cass Art, Kingston (1st Floor)
Age range: All ages over 16
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