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If you’ve never had the opportunity & support to learn how to draw or you are interested in enhancing your existing skills by exploring some of the fundamental aspects of drawing, then this course is for you.

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.  You will also be shown how utilize various drawing systems to enhance your work. During the course you will be encouraged to record from observation, secondary source material and your imagination.

The course will be in the form of practical demonstrations and workshops to develop your skills and also have the confidence to experiment. The tutor will tailor guidance and support to your level of experience. There will be opportunities for group discussions.

On completing this course, you should gain an understanding of the key principle of drawing and how to use these within your own work. You will have produced a small portfolio of drawings to document your findings.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers. It is suitable for people with no previous experience and those who wish to develop their drawing skills.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities who can participate in practical creative activities. A support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

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

MAC can provide basic equipment to participants attending this course if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Are there any additional costs?

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

Who teaches this course? Angela Maloney

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Dates & Times

    Basic Principles of Drawing for Beginners (VA103 Summer)