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Drawing

Fridays

Issues in Drawing

Course Code: D1603DMEASUREMENT_AND_PROPORTION06
Tutor: Rebecca Glover
Course Dates: Fridays, 21st April – 23rd June 2017
Weeks: 10
Course Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Course Fee: £495

The aim of this course is to help you to start to think about some of the broader thematic issues in drawing. The topics that will be discussed are Energy, Rhythm, Weight/Gravity, Balance, Empathy, Mystery, Chaos, Monumentality, Truth – distortion and simplicity. These issues are fundamental questions and ideas that artists have thought about for centuries. You will deepen your thoughts about the craft of drawing and ultimately find your own way to challenge yourself and produce well considered works of creative self-expression.

Rebecca Glover works across the disciplines of installation, painting, sculpture and performance, exploring the connection between the body and environment. Rebecca studied at Edinburgh College of Art (2009) and St Oswalds School of Painting (2006). She is a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins and The Art Academy London. Recent commissions include large scale installation works for The Departure Foundation, London (2012) and OVADA, Oxford (2012).

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Imaginative Drawing

Course Code: D1603D69MEASUREMENT_AND_PROPORTION
Course Tutor: Isabel Young
Course Dates: Fridays, 21st April – 23rd June 2017
Weeks: 10
Course Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Course Fee: £495

This course will stretch and challenge your creative approach to drawing through using innovative ways to approach drawing from memory and imagination. You will explore a range of 2D, 3D and 4D methods including building sketch models and drawing from them; responding to texts to develop visualisations; and digital layering and collage. Over the ten weeks, we will develop tools to enable you to create narrative spaces and settings, and to put together highly imaginative contemporary pieces. Methods such as perspective drawing, placing the life model in an imaginary space, and drawing from objects to create ‘hybrid’ forms, will hugely develop the students’ imaginative drawing vocabulary and compositional understanding.

Isabel Young is an artist and lecturer who holds an MA in Fine Art from Royal College of Art and has exhibited extensively across the United Kingdom, USA, Ireland, Japan and Thailand. Young’s work has won many awards including the Gilchrist Fisher Award for Landscape Painting, The Gordon Luton Award for Fine Art from the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, the Basel H. Alkazzi Travel Scholarship to New York and the Jerwood Contemporary Painters. As a lecturer she has held posts at the University for the Creative Arts, the University of Gloucestershire and Central Saint Martins.

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Materials & Mark Making

Course Code: D1603DMEASUREMENT_AND_PROPORTION62
Tutor: Alison Hand & Aphra Shemza
Course Dates: Fridays, 21st April – 23rd June 2017
Weeks: 10
Course Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Course Fee: £495

This course investigates the power, possibilities, and meaning of mark making in drawing. Each week we approach mark making from a different perspective, contextualising our work through discussion of contemporary and historical artists who use drawing in their practice. Over the course we move from testing materials and experimenting, collecting site specific marks, through to using time and process to layer marks, and creating drawing devices and objects. Our aim is to develop a deep and vibrant visual vocabulary of mark making in drawing, using a wide and experimental range of tools, materials, and approaches, exploring the potential of both fundamental drawing materials and experimental drawing systems and processes.

Alison Hand graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Painting in 2001, and is a published writer on art and architecture. She has exhibited in Germany, Hong Kong, London and across the UK, and has also curated a number of shows. Her paintings and drawings have won many awards including the Basil H Alkazzi Scholarship; the Gordon Luton Award for Fine Art; and the Stephenson Harwood Award.

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