Drawing Beginners

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 189 Conc £76 Full £426 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 18/09/2019 04/12/2019 AA1020
Wednesday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 08/01/2020 25/03/2020 AA2020
Wednesday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 22/04/2020 08/07/2020 AA3020

What will the course cover?

Develop the use of drawing materials and their properties. Study drawing techniques and application. Develop skills in composition and rendering of visual information. Use of sketchbooks. Some sessions may take place outdoors or in museums.

Who is the course for?

For people who want to develop basic drawing skills on which they can build

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

The course is aimed at people a little or no previous experience, or those wanting to go back to basics.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Use a range of drawing materials, including pencil, charcoal, graphite, and pastels. Make drawings from direct observation. Use a range of drawing techniques in a series of drawings. Demonstrate the uses of tone, and use it to to create volume in drawings. Demonstrate the ability to recognise good composition. Use colour informed by knowledge of colour theory. Make drawings that demonstrate eye to brain to hand co-ordination.

How is the course organised?

Practical sessions. Students will be invited to furthur investigate the subject through exercises given in each lesson on different elements of drawing and drawing materials. Discussion and group discussion of outcome and achievements.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Gallery and museum visits are recommended as are looking at art books in libraries and visiting websites. Drawing practise is advised.

How will my progress be assessed?

One to one verbal feedback, group discussion and evaluation and written progress recorded on your own Individual Learning Plan and Learning Journal.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Higher level or other courses within the arts e.g. painting or life drawing classes.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Cartridge and some other paper and charcoal are available in class. Students should provide their own fixative, masking tape, sketch books and additional drawing materials as necessary.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.