Basic drawing for the fearful
Who is this course for?
This course may suit you if you have an interest in learning about drawing and building on basic skills.
This course is suitable for anyone wanting to learn the basics of drawing.
This is a short interactive online live course aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around drawing. It will be accessible and relaxed.
This workshop explores the basics of drawing in a fun and accessible way. The focus will be on observational drawing. We will look at line, tone, shading, shape and some colour theory. You will complete exercises and build confidence in creating a final still life piece.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course during the sessions. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course. You will receive feedback on your progress and suggestions as to how to improve.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.
Additional information and resources
How will I learn?
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.
What I need – additional information
Drawing pad wet strength cartridge paper
Shading pencils 2B or 4B, eraser
Small set coloured pencils, these could be watercolour pencils or Inktense colours. A basic set is fine.
To draw, you will need a small box (cube), inside a toilet roll (cylinder), orange, apple or ball (sphere) and eventually a selection items for a still life, to be discussed during the lessons.
What can I do next?
You may like to enrol on another art course with Learn Devon.
You may like to join an online art group or one that meets locally to you.
Your tutor will suggest ideas on what you can practice and how to build on what you have learnt. They will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.