Drawing for pleasure: FULL
Who is this course for?
This course may suit you if you have an interest in drawing for pleasure or learning tips and methods for drawing at any level, from beginner onwards.
These are short interactive online live courses aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around drawing, art and creativity. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course.
This course is suitable for anyone, this is a course for all abilities.
You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom. You will be accompanied in your virtual class, with other learners. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course.
You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing and trying a variety of activities including using a range of materials for mark making and drawing. Each week there will be a different focus, technique or activity.
There will be the opportunity to explore your own ideas and follow set practical tasks.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face discussions and feedback on your progress. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.
Additional costs and requirements
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.
You will need paper (any size/type will be fine), pencil, pen, felt pens, coloured pencils or other drawing materials. You may also want to have a ruler, pencil sharpener and eraser.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Your tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.
In order to progress at a pace you are comfortable with and to get the best from the course you may wish to continue work between sessions.
The tutor may set some optional tasks for individuals or the whole group, both within the sessions and to do in your own time.
About the tutor
Franca Westaway has been teaching art and design since she came to the South West in the 1990s. Franca is passionate about helping others to gain creative skills and confidence, whatever their area of interest. She has a wide range of experience both in schools and with people of all ages within the community and is particularly keen on 3D and practical techniques across many materials and disciplines, as well as the use of art for personal development and expression and as a therapeutic tool.