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Drawing from Scratch in 5 Weeks
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This short course is ideal if you are a complete beginner and would like to try drawing in a supportive environment. It will give you a general introduction to drawing and wou will be taught how to observe and record line and tone using a range of materials. You will also be introduced to different mark-making techniques and elements of composition.

Course Content

The course is studio-based so projects will largely be concentrated on the still-life. The emphasis will be on observational drawing and you will be taught how to observe and record what you see. The course is structured for absolute beginners and each term will have its own theme so that you can build your skills over a year.

The two courses in the autumn term will cover the basics of line and tone, perspective and composition, using a range of materials including pencil, chalk and charcoal. You will explore contour, continuous line, tone, simple perspective and positive and negative space.

The two courses in the spring term will introduce colour in a fun, structured way exploring simple colour theory including monochrome, complementary and analogous colour and using the relationship between tone and colour to use colour expressively. You?ll be shown how to apply and blend pastels.

The two courses in the summer term will develop your use of line and tone and introduce the subject of mark-making. You will explore contour more fully and you will be introduced to directional line, hatching and expressive mark-making through a range of materials including pencil, chalk and charcoal You will also be introduced to line and wash.

Each week will focus on a particular subject or technique drawing such as contour, tone, positive and negative space, etc. You will be taught the theory of each technique, including its art historical context, and you will be shown how to apply it through demonstration and through one-to-one tuition. The course will give you a chance to exchange ideas with others and participate in supportive group critiques.

Course outcomes AUTUMN:
You will learn how to use a variety of drawing mediums You will learn how to observe and record line and tone You will learn techniques to help you draw to scale accurately You will learn how to show perspective in your drawings You will learn how to set up a pleasing composition

Course outcomes SPRING:
You will learn how to observe and record line and tone through colour. You will learn techniques to help you draw to scale accurately.
You will learn ways to apply and blend pastels.
You will explore simple colour theory to help you modulate colours and to use colour expressively.

Course outcomes SUMMER:
You will learn to use directional line to shape objects and show planes
You will use hatching to make a tonal drawing.
You will explore mark-making.
You will use pen and ink / line and wash

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

This is a beginners course so no previous learning is assumed.

First Class Requirements

Paper will be available to purchase

A range of pencils, B, 2B, 4B, eraser and sharpener
You will be advised on additional materials if they are required.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email art@racc.ac.uk

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email info@racc.ac.uk or drop in to our main reception area.