2 hour course
Starter exercise - You will start with a range of exercise to familiarise yourself with the drawing instrument and the range of possibilities in terms of tone and mark-making that are possible. You will discover how lines differently spaced in cross hatching can enable large areas of light or dark within a drawing.
You will look at the work of Durer & Van Gogh to gain an appreciation of their technique and approach to this medium. The benefit of looking at the work of other artists can both inspire and inform your own understanding of the subject.
Main exercise - You will explore by touch and sight the characteristics of an organic subject. You will make a range of studies of your subject which illustrate in depth observation of that particular form.
You will be encouraged to use expressive lines and mark-making to describe this form. A traditional dip pen or quill will be used with black drawing ink. The width and flexibility of the nib can promote some strong examples of drawing.
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About your host, London Art School
Born in London, Sue studied Art at Harrow School of Art and DeMontfort University and was awarded a Royal Society Of Arts Travel Scholarship & Associate membership. She did props and set design and painting for major London theatres followed by textile design for the Scandinavian market at the legendary Bernat Klein Studios.
After six years as Head of Furnishing Textile Design at Liberty of London, Sue concentrated on her own art establishing the Hope Collection with her husband prior to entering into teaching art to adults and children. She was Head of Art and Head of History of Art at St. James Senior Girls School and is an OCR A-Level Moderator of Art and AQA - A Level History of Art Examiner.
All materials are provided. However if you have an old shirt or overall you might want to wear do bring this along, as some of the materials are messy.A small A5 sketch and two B grade and 2B pencils, plus an eraser are useful equipment for your practice over the week!
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.