Improve Your Drawing

Art & Crafts |
26th April 2022

Improve Your Drawing |  Tue 26 April to Tue 24 May | 7 – 9pm | £68 (5 wks) | 16+ | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | Venue Studio 3

Improve your range of drawing techniques within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Through a series of enjoyable drawing tasks, you’ll develop your drawing skills with a range of art materials exploring line, tonal structure and colour.

What will the course cover and how will it be taught?
Still-life subject matter and photographs will be used as a source of inspiration.  With expert guidance, tutor demonstrations and within a supportive and social setting, you will be able to achieve drawings compositions that you’ll be proud of.

Through a series of drawing tasks, you will learn to:

  • Explore different drawing techniques using pencil, graphite, charcoal and pastel.
  • Connect with your observation of a subject matter through some enjoyable tasks that will increase your skills within the discipline of drawing.
  • Appreciate elements that make up a well drawn composition through the practical application of different processes and techniques.
  • Apply some simple colour theories in the production of a coloured drawing.
  • Appreciate some different approaches to, and styles of, drawing by looking at artists’ work.

Different methods of teaching and learning will include practical work, demonstrations, group discussion, one-to-one advice and guidance, looking at work by other artists, and peer learning.

Suitable for all levels of ability

What do I need to bring?

  • A2/A3 sketchbook of white cartridge paper and some coloured paper.
  • A range of B pencils, or graphite pencils.
  • Pencil sharpener.
  • Willow charcoal and putty rubber.
  • Range of pastels (soft or hard).
  • Cheap hairspray or artist’s fixative.
  • (Optional) Other drawing materials like charcoal pencils, compressed charcoal sticks or conte sticks.

Are there any additional costs?
No

About the tutor
Catherine MacDiarmid is a local artist who has exhibited widely, including exhibiting in the BP Portrait Award for young artists in 2001/2.  She is an elected member of The Lakes Artists Society and appeared in Sky Portrait Artists of the Year 2014, 2018 reaching the semi-finals in 2019.  As well as completing private portrait commissions her work is collected internationally and she works from her home-based studio in Kendal.  Her artwork focuses on the human form, exploring expression and movement in both drawing & painting.
www.catherinemacdiarmid.co.uk

 

DATES & TIMES

26th April 2022

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