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Drawing Fundamentals - Beginners

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Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Level 1
10:00 - 12:30
12 weeks

Would you like to learn the fundamentals of drawing? If so then this Beginners Drawing course is for you.

In this course students will explore the basics of observational drawing including setting up a work area, sighting, scale and tone. This introduction to drawing focuses on pencil and paper drawing, including an explanation of pencil grades and paper types.
This course has a structured but relaxed learning plan which will identify your individual needs to help you reach your drawing goals.

By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Use observational skills to create a drawing
- Identify different pencil grades and paper types
- Create a drawing using the tonal scale
- Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines

There is limited parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby and on-street parking.

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Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Camille Serisier

Camille Serisier is a visual artist who works across a range of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, performance and video. As a National Undergraduate Scholar, Camille completed her undergraduate degree with First Class Honours at the Australian National University (Australia). She went onto complete additional training at the New York Studio School (USA), with the generous assistance of the Vera List Travelling Scholarship. Her work has been displayed internationally in galleries and museums, hard copy and digital publications, as well as in the form of temporary and permanent public art. In addition, she has a wealth of professional experience in the arts industry, having worked as a scenic painter for companies such as Opera Australia and as a curator for organisations such as the Museum of Australian Democracy. As an educator Camille has lectured at the Queensland College of Art (Australia), the University of Canberra (Australia) and been a visiting scholar at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art (USA). Born in Australia Camille now lives and works in the United Kingdom.

View all courses taught by Camille Serisier here

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time.

To benefit fully from this course, students are advised to practise the exercises and pieces in their own time.

What do I need to bring with me?

If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your Tutor's advice on what to buy. However, you should bring an A4 sketchbook of good quality cartridge paper, preferably with a hard cover and ring bound and a variety of pencils.

You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you

What can I do next?

To continue and progress your art journey, it is advised to undertake the follow on Drawing or Art Course and your Tutor will be able to advise. You can also visit our website at for more details. Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of art and will support application to Access to Art and Degree Foundation courses relevant to Art and Design.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome. No knowledge or experience is required. It is important to note that courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/117665/M/PF.