On day one you will get back to basics using pencil, charcoal and graphite to explore simple drawing skills and techniques that are a fun and expressive start to the course, focusing on shapes and structure.
Develop and expand on your newly found drawing skills by earning to make objects appear three-dimensional using light, shade and tone. In preparation for drawing outside, you’ll work on perspective and other techniques related to capturing architecture.
Explore one of Europe’s most exciting cities for art and architecture by taking your newly found skills onto the vibrant streets of London. Under the guidance of your tutors, you will learn to observe and draw people, food and buildings. Get creative with a personal storyboard of your own journey. There will be an optional visit to an art materials shop should you need to top up any personal supplies.
Build on your newly found observational skills by taking a long hard look at yourself - with a self-portrait exercise! Later in the day, a life model will join the group and you will learn how to draw and paint the human form in a life drawing session.
On the final day of the course, all your newly developed skills will come together as you create a drawing and painting collage. Celebrate all the art you have created throughout the week with friends and family as part of an end of course exhibition.
For the last day you will bring together all the skills you have developed throughout the week and create a drawing, painting or collage. To celebrate the art you have created throughout the week, there will be an exhibition in the evening for family and friends, with your work on display.
NB: Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on the group of students and their needs as well as weather circumstances.