Who is this course for?
This course is for both absolute beginners who would like to explore the simplest techniques of drawing and for those who wish to build on basic core skills. Sessions will be relaxed, friendly and supportive.
Creating something new, using your hands, learning a new skill and making friends can help us to feel less isolated, can increase our self esteem and encourage us to use our time more productively, giving us a greater sense of wellbeing. “No one can give wellbeing to you. It’s you who has to take action,”Professor Stewart Brown
You will be learning the basic skills of drawing, focusing for this course on sea related themes. We will be starting with pencil going onto using pen and inks, exploring line and wash techniques that convey waterscapes and water related objects and natural forms This course always includes a class visit to RAMM (Exeter Museum). You will go onto develop your own ideas + project from this. We will look at artists such as John Nash, Eric Ravilious and Vija Celmins.
Support and feedback
Learners will get individual support and feedback from the tutor. Group conversations about project ideas will be encouraged.
Additional costs and requirements
For the first class please bring an A4 heavy weight or Mixed Media drawing pad, range of drawing pencils (2B and HB required). Your tutor will advise you on materials that you will need later in the course These will include fibre tip pens and inks.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
There will be some homework and learners will be encouraged to try out techniques and explore ideas covered in class, in their own time.