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Developing Drawing Skills

developing drawing skills

Start date: 10th Sep 2019

Time: 09:15 - 11:45

Cost: £92

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 6 weeks

Tutor: Sharon Carrick

Course code: 19A006

This course is for; Beginners to advanced learners

 For the first session students will need;

All materials provided

Additional Costs; None

This course aims to use drawing exercises to develop observation and improve drawing skills using Charcoal, Graphite/ soluble graphite and  hard pastel.

Progressive drawing exercises will address line, value, tone and texture.

This course is for beginners or advanced learners who want to build their core skills and become more confident with drawing mediums in a supportive learning environment.

Students will concentrate on observational studies of various scales. Each week  they will use drawing mediums and explore how they can work effectively to produce depth, tone and interesting marks. covering a range of subjects from objects to landscapes.

Art is a continual learning process and this course would also give previous students the opportunity to progress their skills further, whilst exploring new techniques.

Students’ prior learning and their expectations about the course will be assessed by individual student discussions at the start of the course.

The course will cover:

  • Understanding light and tonal value
  • Addressing scale and proportion
  • Learning to observe and record accurately
  • Learning more about illustrating texture
  • Using observational skills and working from still life reference
  • Learning how to judge and correct to improve accuracy
  • Evaluation of your learning journey will be measured by reviewing the work at the beginning and end of the course.

By the end of the course students should feel confident with their progress using a range of drawing materials and be able to judge, create and assess accurately in different mediums.


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Sharon Carrick tutor profile

Sharon Carrick

Sharon B.A. (Hons) P.G.C.E QTLS in Art and Design is a self-motivated Art Teacher with a broad range of creative skills, who takes great pride in reaching all learners and making a difference in their development; she has spent her career designing and creating in many mediums and is experienced in teaching Art to a variety of students with different learning barriers. Sharon is an innovative thinker, whose focus is on the student’s journey, she has empathy and passion for Art, with the ability to adapt learning to relate to all levels.

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