Who is this course for?
This course is for students who have had little or no experience of drawing and will explore many aspects of drawing in an experimental manner. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of drawing and mark making techniques.
What can I expect to learn?
By the end of the course you will:
- have gained an understanding of tone;
- be able to produce a range of marks using a variety of drawing media;
- be able to create a range of drawings that show an experimental approach to drawing.
How will I know how I am progressing?
You will negotiate your objectives with the tutor at the start of the course and these will be reviewed regularly. You will be given an online sketchbook to record your progress and evidence your achievements. The tutor will provide developmental feedback throughout the course to ensure you get the most from your learning with ACL.
Will I have any homework?
As this is an online course there is an expectation that practical painting projects and activities will take place throughout the week in preparation for the live webinars. Students will be expected to work through given worksheets each week, they will also contribute to class meetings and image sharing forums.
Students will be expected to look at different artists work and to collect images, they will produce a sketchbook of drawings with notes and ideas.
Feed back will be given via live webinar meetings along with email.
Students will be required to access the VLE for the relevant class materials
What will I need to provide?
To participate in this course, you will need a device* with a webcam and a microphone and an internet connection to Google Chrome.
You will need an email address and be able to access websites.
*suitable devices include a desktop computer, a laptop computer or a tablet.
Students will need basic drawing materials, including a range of sketching pencils, fine liner, watercolour paints/inks, couloured pencils, biros and cartridge paper.
Throughout the course students may need or want to add to their art materials wherever possible alternatives will be discussed.
What can I do next?
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