This course is suitable beginners through to advanced students. Beginners will learn simple techniques and build confidence in the subject area. Advanced students will have an opportunity to experiment with ideas and techniques.
The model will take a mixture of short and long poses. Long poses may continue from week to week while there may also be some quicker poses for drawing if required.
Students will learn to mix colour harmonies and tonal scales from observation. They will learn how to recognise shape, planes, form and space, and will be able to apply this to working from life.
Group question and answer and individual demonstrations on technical matters. Students will be encouraged to take a positive attitude and take part in group discussions and criticisms.
The tutor will talk to every students while their work is progressing. A final criticism will complete the session or pose.
Students should invest in willow charcoal sticks and graphite pencils.
Sketchbooks are advised for smaller, quicker works.
A small journal is required for self evaluation.
Any other drawing or painting materials are individual choice.
Regular, daily sketchbook work will greatly improve any student's aptitude and is highly recommended.
Students can enrol on other courses offered by the Mary Ward Centre, for example, Foundation or Pre-foundation.
There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk
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