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Drawing

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Drawing Structure & Anatomy

Course Code: D1602D63MEASUREMENT_AND_PROPORTION
Course Tutor: Francesca Corra & Eigil Nordstrøm
Course Dates: Fridays, 13th January – 24th March 2016
Weeks: 10
Course Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £495

This course aims to broaden students’ understanding of ‘structure’, looked at through a variety of subjects and sources. We will variously look at human structure and anatomy through life drawing sessions; architectural and landscape structure through outdoor drawing; and the structure of a drawing itself through studying the work of other artists and developing complexity and depth in our own drawings.

Francesca Corra graduated from The Art Academy with a First Class Diploma in Fine Art and is currently studying for a Masters in Medical Art with the Medical Artist’s Educational Trust at the Royal College of Surgeons. She is specialised in drawing and has worked on numerous privately commissioned works as well as having exhibited internationally.

Eigil Nordstrøm is a Norwegian painter currently based in London. He studied with Peter Sutton in Norway, and Hans-Peter Szameit in Sweden, before completing the Diploma in Painting at The Art Academy, where he was the Wolfendale Patron’s Prize winner of 2011. He has exhibited both in the UK and Norway, and has an MA in Fine Art from the City & Guild’s School of Art. He was awarded first prize at the Gemini Art Prize.

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Image / Sam Chapman

Measurement in Drawing – SOLD OUT

Course Code: D1602D02MEASUREMENT_AND_PROPORTION
Course Tutor: Giles Lester
Course Dates: Fridays, 13th January – 24th March 2016
Weeks: 10
Course Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £495

This course is designed to enable students to develop a systematic and straightforward approach to using systems of measurement when drawing from life or two-dimensional sources. Focus will be placed on the significance of an economical and direct method, aimed to promote confidence in the student. Students will learn the grammar of observational drawing, including use of outline, masses, interpreting values and the light effect. The first part of the course will be dedicated to drawing the figure or object from life, followed by an assignment in which student-provided photographs provide the subject material for highly resolved value drawings.

Giles Lester is a practicing painter and sculptor based in London. He graduated in painting from the Florence Academy of Art in 2009. He was recently awarded the Talos Prize for best newcomer in the Society of Portrait Sculptors annual exhibition.

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Imaginative Composition – SOLD OUT

Course Code: D1602D05MEASUREMENT_AND_PROPORTION
Course Tutor: Carl Randall
Course Dates: Fridays, 13th January – 24th March 2016
Weeks: 10
Course Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Course Fee: £495

This course will explore the process behind making imaginative figurative compositions. Drawing and visualising images that are in your imagination is difficult to do, so this course looks at various techniques artists might use to bring an imagined image into reality. Much of the course focuses on acquiring the skills and information necessary to construct imagined compositions, encouraging a variety of approaches and experimentation and towards the end of the course, students will also be encouraged to visualise and develop their own ideas.

Carl Randall is a graduate of The Slade of Fine Art, BA, Painting, The Princes Drawing School, the Drawing Year, and Tokyo University of Fine Arts, MA & Doctorate, Fine Art. He is a previous 1st prize winner of The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, and the 2012 BP Travel Award.

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Issues in Drawing

Course Code: D1602DMEASUREMENT_AND_PROPORTION62
Course Dates: Fridays, 13th January – 24th March 2016
Weeks: 10
Course Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £495

This exciting and wide ranging course addresses and investigates the fundamental issues in drawing. The course is developed around a series of intriguing themes and ideas that artists have considered throughout Art History and each week students tackle one of these themes to develop a deeper understanding of the craft and meaning of drawing. Our themes include: Energy; Rhythm; Weight/Gravity; Harmony; Mystery; Chaos; and Monumentality. We will explore these in a variety of ways, including gallery visits followed by studio work, experimentation with materials, constructing a sense of story and narrative with intriguing life model poses and scenarios. Through thinking about drawing in new and different ways, we will strengthen our ability and innovation and deepen our creativity.

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