Drawing Skills and Techniques

Course Description

This course will give you an opportunity to learn a range of drawing skills and techniques. If you are a complete beginner, or you have done some drawing before and want to improve your skills, then this is the course for you. Sessions will include techniques on drawing perspective, observational still life, portraiture, and landscape using a range of drawing materials and media. There is also an opportunity to draw in a museum setting.

Location: Kentish Town

Course Content

All levels and abilities are welcome (including beginners, those who may not have done any drawing for a long time, as well as those with more experience).
For more experienced practitioners, there is a project option available from which you can further focus and enhance your drawing practice.

In this course you will use drawing materials and techniques to further improve your skills. As part of the course programme, you will be shown and taught how to explore using charcoal, wet and dry drawing media including ink and pencil.

You will practice and learn a range of traditional and non-traditional techniques which you can use during the sessions and when drawing outside the class.

The course enables you to consolidate your drawing skills, develop your own ideas and produce work involving more complex compositions. For those who are at an even more advanced level, project options are available to focus your ideas.

By the end of the course you will be able to
1. Draw a perspective landscape scene
2. Draw a correctly proportioned portrait
3. Ddevelop your own ideas to produce more complex compositions
4. Evaluate and analyse the success of your own and others work

Drawing is complex and it requires time to develop your skills. This course gives you an opportunity to consolidate your skills throughout the year, giving you confidence to progress and develop through a staged approach.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The teacher will introduce different techniques and you will learn by applying these drawing techniques in a variety of contexts including looking at how some artists have and use drawing to create different types of work. There will be ample opportunities for you to draw while the tutor works with the group, as well as with you on a one-to-one basis, to help you improve your drawing through practice and discussion.

Basic resources are provided within each lesson including handouts to support learning and the course materials are also available online.

Each 10-week course usually includes at least one museum visit where you will be taught how to draw from museum objects.
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Basic resources are provided within each lesson including handouts to support learning and the course materials are also available online.

Each 10-week course usually includes at least one museum visit where you will be taught how to draw from museum objects.

Independent Learning

No work outside the sessions is required. However, the college has an exciting programme of events, exhibitions and competitions throughout the year. Your tutor will make you aware of these and your participation is welcomed and encouraged.While there is no formal homework; your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, or websites and books for you to use to enrich your study.

Assessment

There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals. You will receive feedback against the achievement of these outcomes during the course from your tutor, and in written form at the end of the course.

Qualification you will achieve

There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides all the basic materials and equipment you will need to complete the course. Your tutor will advise you where you can buy materials or equipment to extend your study, should you wish. The college also provides additional financial support through the Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLSF); however the eligibility criteria applies. Please refer to the DLSF policy which can be found at the main reception.
CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
7 Leighton Place
NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk