Life Drawing for Improvers
Life Drawing for Improvers
16 April 2018
09 July 2018
Monday between 18:30 and 21:00
Between 8 and 12 learners.
NOTE: This course has already finished.
What will I be learning?
You will build on your previous experience and working from the live model, you will create more advanced drawings, using pencils, charcoal and mixed media, combining classic and more contemporary techniques.
- You will be introduced to the painterly effect
- You will learn about colour theory
- You will learn how to use brushes, different grounds and paints
- You will learn how to paint in a variety of media; pastels, watercolour, acrylics, inks, oil
- You will learn how to create a composition
- You will learn from the work of the old masters and contemporary figurative artists
- You will be encouraged and advised on ways of developing your own style of work in the medium you prefer
Does the course lead to a qualification?
No, it doesn’t lead to a qualification but you will have informal assessments to monitor your progress.
Who is the course for?
People who are quite competent in life drawing wishing to progress to an advanced level
What do I need to bring?
A range of pencils, charcoals, some pastels and any other materials you prefer to paint with.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no addiction costs
How will I know how I am progressing during the course?
Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects. You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.
There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.
Towards the end of each session you will use a DerbyLearn forum to record what you have done in class and comment on how you think you got on. Before the next session your tutor will reply with their feedback. This is a very good method of recording your own progress, reflecting on the session and a great way to receive motivation from your tutor.
Can I have help in the class?
If you would like to enrol on this course but think you will need some help in the class you could have support through the Learning Partners Scheme. The scheme matches learners who need additional help with a volunteer to attend the class together. Volunteers can help with confidence, practical tasks such as cutting or measuring, reading and taking notes or communicating with the tutor and other learners.
If you would like more information about the scheme please contact Pat Ward 642308
How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?
DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!
Progression within DALS
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On completion of this course, you could progress to:
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Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Ryecafe
From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 717930 or 717924
Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.
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