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About Basic Principles of Drawing for Beginners (VA103 Autumn)

Learn new skills by exploring some of the fundamental aspects of drawing!

What will you learn on this course?

Using a ‘start from scratch’ approach, you will make drawings using a variety of materials to explore line, form, tonal qualities, scale, proportion, mark making, and perspective, and learn how to utilize various drawing systems to enhance your work.

Throughout the course, you will produce a small portfolio of drawings to document your progress. During this 12-week course, you will be encouraged to record from observation, secondary source material, and your imagination.

The course will be taught through practical demonstrations and workshops to develop your skills and encourage you to experiment. The tutor will tailor guidance and support to suit your level of experience. There will be opportunities for group discussion.

By the end of this course, you will have gained an understanding of the key principles of drawing and know how to use these within your own work.

Who is this course for?

This course it for adults aged 18+ years. It is suitable for beginners.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring a sketchbook and a set of pencils with various grades of graphite (i.e. 2H, HB, 4B, 6B).

Are there any additional costs?

All additional art materials are to be provided at your own expense.

Who teaches this course?

Angela Maloney

Dates and times

  • September – December