This Life and Portraiture Drawing course is a structured course with different drawing and exercises each week throughout the first half of the term, all designed to extend a student's drawing skills, by heightening perception and awareness of the different aspects of life and portrait drawing. Each exercise will be introduced with clear instruction, some demonstration with examples of work from historical and contemporary artists in context with the exercise. Throughout the course students will be encouraged to develop their own styles. There will be a variety of mediums used pencil, charcoal, inks, collage, oil, acrylic and watercolour. By the end of the course you will be able to:
Identify the proportions of the head and facial planes in a drawing
Create a series of sketches based on the anatomical exercises
Develop a series of drawings to be used in a sustained study
Produce an individual piece of work based on drawing exercises
Be aware of and work to relevant 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.
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 to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills. You will assess your progress through your Individualised Learning Plan, ILP.
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 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?
Further Life Drawing or Art courses with KAE.
What do I need to join the course
All students are welcome on the course as the course aims to support students of all abilities, please contact one of the Arts team who will make sure it is the right course for you.
It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you, or be accompanied by another person, please ask to speak with the Curriculum Leader before you enrol.
Getting to your course
Hawkinge Community Centre
Heron Forstal Avenue
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code FOL/90922/J/PF.
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