Drawing and Illustration 6 Week Course (suitable for beginners)
*Please note that we are hoping to run this course from our brand new branch in the centre of Bingley - The Craft House, 109-111 Main Street, Bingley, BD16 2HT, just a couple of miles down the road from our Saltaire branch and with superb bus and train links.
Join local artist and illustrator Sven Shaw for a comprehensive 6-week drawing and illustration course with the emphasis on consolidating skills in a supportive and relaxed setting. Suitable for beginners, this is a very supportive and encouraging course.
The course begins on Thursday 16 January 2020 (10am-12pm) and continues for the following 5 Thurday mornings, concluding on Thursday 20 February 2020.
In week 1 Sven will cover the basics - equipment, using pencils, rubbers and pens. This session will include planning your drawing, using space, line drawing, using layout pads, observation and sources.
In week 2 the focus will be on shapes - human forms and animal forms. Sven will show you how to break objects down into shapes.
In week 3 you will consider perspective, angles, proportions and foreshortening.
In week 4 you will look at exaggeration - faces, movement and hands. Sven will introduce you to the wonderful art of caricatures.
In week 5 you will consider shading, texture, detail and shadows. You will learn how to create 3 dimensional drawings and look at shading to create forms. Sven will show you how to achieve different levels of detail
In week 6 you will examine different styles and moods within drawing and also consider composition, different materials and how to keep a sketch book.
Skill level: Suitable for beginners
Cost: £70 - includes all materials and equipment use. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.