Who is this course for?
This course may suit you if you have an interest in learning about drawing and using different materials for drawing and mark-making.
It is a short interactive online live course aimed at building your skills and knowledge in drawing.You will be trying a variety of tasks and drawing techniques including using pencils and pens, charcoal and pastels, pen, and brush with inks. You will be practising and exploring with these different materials for mark making, observational drawings, and a range of expressive and experimental activities.
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 via the online 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.
Additional costs and requirements
This course is for all abilities.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
A4 sketchbook or drawing paper (all sessions)
Other papers to draw on, including newspaper and brown/wrapping paper if you have it (any scrap or packaging papers can be good to draw on)
HB, 2B and 4B pencils (All sessions)
A biro and on or two fibre tip pens of different nib thicknesses. Sharpies or marker pens can be good. Uni-ball Air 0.7 pens are also good to draw with. (All sessions)
Drawing charcoal (Session 2)
Soft (chalk) pastels – optional (Session 2)
Black ink/Indian ink (optional – coloured inks if you have them) (Session 3)
Soft bristle paintbrushes – at least a small and a medium (size 2 or 4 and a size 8) but a range of sizes would be good. (Session 3)
A nib pen to use with the ink, but twigs, bamboo skewers and feathers can also be good to use. (Session 3)
Some card (an old cereal or food packet/box) (Session 1)
Scissors (All sessions)
A pencil sharpener or craft knife (All sessions)
An eraser. (All sessions)
OPTIONAL EXTRAS – coloured tissue papers, a small set of watercolour paints.
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 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.
Your tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.
What I need – additional information
You will need a laptop PC phone tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.
You will need to provide all materials and equipment to be able to work online from home (see list below), you are welcome to use other drawing materials and equipment than those listed. Please make sure you have the items listed (or similar) for your online sessions, so that you can join in with the planned activities.
What can I do next?
You may like to enrol on another art or craft 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.