Course Code E1901DR001
Tutor Jane Millar, Poppy Whatmore
Dates Fridays, 20th September - 20th November 2019
Days 10
Times 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level All Levels
Fee £500

This course aims to deepen your understanding of space and structure in drawing, through two dimensional and three dimensional approaches. The course starts with learning and employing different techniques and strategies to create impressions and levels of space in drawing, such as geometric perspective, and layering techniques. You will also explore movement through space, scale and mass and develop large scale atmospheric spatial drawings from off-site drawing work in the cavernous and structural space of a church.
We will then work with shadows and lit structures and explore alternative approaches to drawing including wire drawings in space, ‘drawings without paper’, drawing in three dimensions and drawing as a spatial intervention. Each session will be carefully contextualised with the work of relevant artists. The course is taught by artists who work across 2 and 3 dimensions.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish.

  • Beginner

    Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

  • Beginner +

    Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium, but still follow a structured path with guidance from the tutor.

  • Intermediate

    Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

    These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

  • Advanced

    Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

     Our Advanced courses include our Masterclasses.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.

What should I bring?

There will be a wide variety of materials provided by the Academy for this course and students are required to ​pay a materials fee of £10 per person​ to contribute towards these.
Please see the ‘what to bring each week’ sections above for full details on what to provide.
If you do not have your own drawing materials, there is an option to order a ​Drawing Pack​ at the time of booking which will be available when you arrive for your first class.

You will need to bring your own drawing materials to the class, which you can store at The Art Academy for the duration of the course. If you do not have your own materials, we recommend you order the Pack, below, at the time of booking, which will be available when you arrive for your first class. There is also a mini shop in the Academy that supplies the basics such as pencils, sketchbooks, putty rubbers etc. (card purchases only).

The Drawing Pack contains:

One set of lead pencils (2B, 4B, 6B)
One box of medium willow charcoal sticks (25 pieces)
One ​box ​of willow charcoal extra thick​ individual​ stick
One stick of chalk
One box of compressed charcoal sticks (12 pieces)
Six ​D​erwent pastel pencils, can be used wet or dry
One putty rubber​ in a box​
One eraser
O​n​e auto lock knife (pencil sharpener for Drawing in Museums)

Please note that pack contents are subject to change at the discretion of the Academy at any time

About Your Tutor

Jane Millar ​studied Fine Art at Canterbury Art College and at the Royal College of Art. She works as a curator, lecturer and her artistic practice is in painting and sculptural ceramics. Recent shows include the Creekside Open 2017, selected by Alison Wilding;​Small Worlds, f​ or Manifest, Manchester, and a site-specific project with sculptor Deborah Gardner at Conway Hall, London.

Poppy Whatmore ​has an MFA in Sculpture from the Slade (2012). She has exhibited in Italy, Channel Islands, London and across the UK, and has curated a number of shows. Her sculptures have won awards such as the Aestehtica Art Prize in 2013 and an Arts Council Research Award 2012-2010. Public Collections include Saatchi Gallery and Grymsdyke Farm Research Centre.

Location

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

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Refreshments and Facilities

All students have access to a common room and kitchen. Here you will find tea and coffee, a fridge, kettle, microwave and eating area.

There is a wealth of supermarkets, shops and cafes in the area as well as the world famous Borough Food Market just moments from our Mermaid Court location.

We are always striving to improve our facilities but due Mermaid Court being an old building we have limited disability access. Should you have any access requirements please speak to a member of the Academy team before booking the course.

Further Details

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
  • Sometimes our photographer will pop in to get some of our classes in progress. If you would like to not be photographed please let the photographer know!
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From: £500.00