This course provides an introduction to a range of drawing skills and materials required to produce representational drawings. Fun and challenging exercises will encourage students to develop their skills and personal style in a supportive learning environment.
Wednesdays 6.00PM-9.00PM: 02/04/14 to 23/04/14
Venue: CAE Building A - 21 Degraves St, Melbourne
Teacher: Anna Hoyle
Full Fee: $319.00 - Concession: $309.00 - Code: HXP68203
Additional costs may be incurred for course materials or required textbooks. Please enquire on enrolment.
Session 1, TONAL VALUE:
Introduction to materials and basic drawing concepts using a range of media. Discussion of observational/representational drawing – elements of describing 3D objects onto a 2D picture plane. Observational drawing exercise – students learn how to transform local colour into a tonal value with exercises to render light and shadow to represent 3D form
Session 2, LINE :
Observational drawing exercise – through a series of class exercises students will explore tonal mark-making, various mark making techniques and redefine limits of control
Session 3, PROPORTION:
Observational drawing exercise - students will develop strategies to draw in correct proportion and consider spatial relationships, drawing positive and negative space
Session 4, COLLAGE AND COMPOSITION:
Observational drawing exercise –through class exercises students will incorporate collage techniques to explore personal style and composition consolidating elements of perspective, proportion and tonal mark-making
The course will include practical in-class exercises, demonstrations, individual & group tutoring and group discussion.
Students will explore and develop some key concepts and skills involved in understanding and making drawings through a series of observational drawing exercises. Students will develop the ability to structure representational drawings that incorporate a selection of drawing implements and mediums .Students will also begin to develop and explore their own personal style and approach to drawing.
Who would find this course useful?
Aimed at complete beginners, those with some basic experience of drawing and anyone interested in improving their drawing skills.
What you should bring
Students are required to bring materials to this course, for all the basics materials will cost approximately $50, though you may already own some of the items on the list. A comprehensive list will be supplied at enrolment, in the meantime if you would like any further information on materials requirements please call Customer Service on 9652 0611.
About Anna Hoyle
Anna Hoyle is a Melbourne based artist and teacher. She has a Masters by Research degree in Fine Art from Monash University and she predominantly works in ink media. Exhibiting regularly throughout Australia, she has been the recent recipient of several prestigious art awards for her ink works on paper, including The Robert Jacks Drawing Prize 2004, Works on Paper award for the City of Banyule 2003, and the 2007 Kedumba Drawing Award. Her works explore an imaginary and humorous synthesis of Eastern and Western aesthetic styles in an everyday suburban context and she is represented in many public collections including Artbank and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and the National Gallery of Australia.