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Large charcoal drawing

Life Drawing and Painting

Day of week:
The Cube (KAE), Folkestone
Mixed Level
19:00 - 21:00
11 weeks

Learn how to draw the human form. The course will explore a range of drawing concepts including proportion, scale, modelling of form, the figure in space, perspective and foreshortening. You will use a range of drawing media, e.g. pencil, charcoal, ink, and consider the formal elements of line and tone in your work.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

Make studies of the human body using a range of drawing techniques.
Select and use appropriate drawing media and materials.
Produce life studies that demonstrate an awareness of scale, perspective and proportion.
Experiment with different drawing materials to extend your range of options.
Recognise the styles and techniques of fine artists who have worked from the human form.
Work to health and safety guidelines.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Christopher Bone

Christopher Bone MA Fine Art. Chris established a studio in Folkestone in 1985 and has since developed a reputation as an accomplished painter, exhibiting regular in Kent and London. He teaches the principles and techniques of drawing and painting in all mediums, making reference to the history of art as appropriate.

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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 & 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. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.

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, all students should bring an A3 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?

Further Fine Art courses

What do I need to join the course

All students are welcome on this course, as it caters for all levels of ability, the course aims to be differentiated so that it is appropriate for beginners as well as those who are more experienced.

Getting to your course

Find us

The Cube (KAE)
Tontine Street
CT20 1SD

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code FOL/121929/M/LC.