This course teaches students how to draw and sketch, covering: perspective, shapes and shadows, pencil, pen and ink drawing, use of charcoal, coloured pencils and pastels. Students are free to explore different drawing mediums and techniques and what each can do. Sketchbook exercises involve–give your drawing skills a good workout
Wednesday 3-5 pm• Flexible options for class timing: 1 hour or 2 hours
Making a sketchbook. Drawing the cover of the sketchbook on thick paper. (stapler, thick paper, sketching paper, cutter (knife)
The line: with a pencil explore the possibilities of the line (intensity, straight line, curves.). Draw a group of people (for people on the foreground, the line is stronger, darker; for people in the background, the line is lighter). Learn how to make hatching and use them to create volume and shadow on an object.
Charcoal: Learn how to use charcoal (intensity of line, shading). Draw geometric shapes and simple objects with their shadows. Watch prehistoric cave paintings and create a drawing with charcoal inspired by these paintings.
Watch art works and hieroglyphs from the Antic Egypt period. Create a imaginary scene in the same style of representation. (pencil)
Watch some antic greek antique sculptures. Choose one of them and sketch it. (pencil)
Draw fruits and vegetables. Watch paintings by Guiseppe Arcimboldo. Draw a portrait made of fruits and vegetables. (pencil)
Drawing: Learn the proportions of a face. Draw a portrait with the right proportions.
Watch paintings by Peter Bruegel and analyse his famous painting ”Children Games” and the position of the children playing. Imagine a scene with groups of children playing and represent it in the way of Bruegel.
Animals. Watch some paintings of animals. Select an animal on a picture and draw it.
China Ink: Learn how to use China Ink (thickness of the line, lavis.). Draw bamboo branches. Write your name in calligraphic style. Watch Chinese traditional paintings and create an art work inspired by them. (china ink, calligraphic brush)
Drawing (pencil): Learn proportions of the human body. Imagine a character and draw him with the right proportions.
Drawing (pencil): Learn how to draw a character in diverse positions. Create a character. Make a cartoon including this character in different positions.
Pop Art: Andy Warhol. Watch art works by Andy Warhol. Draw a still life made of food packages.
Portrait. Trying to remember the proportions of the face. Portrait session.
Perspective drawing (pencil, ruler). Learn how to make use of the basic perspective rules. Draw simple geometric shapes. Draw a house, then a street in perspective.
Watch some paintings from the modern art period. Choose one of them and reproduce half of the painting by drawing. Then imagine the second half and draw it so it fits with the first half.(pencil)
Trying to remember how using the hatching to shade a drawing. Still life drawing with a focus on shades (vase, flowers or plant)(pencil)
Drawing drapes (pencil, charcoal)
Movement. Learn how to decompose a movement. Create a flip book. (sketching paper, cutter, stapler, pencil)
Technical drawing. Watch some technical drawings (machines, architecture.). Imagine a surrealistic machine and draw it.
Changing scale. Experiment drawing on a large scale and understand how the whole body enters in the process of drawing. (pencil, charcoal, 50x75cm sketching paper)
Sketching hands and feets (pencil)
Details and expressions. Draw details of the face (mouth, eyes, nose, ears) and the diverse expressions of the face.