Drawing perspective: the basics

Course Dates: 26/09/19 - 24/10/19
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Stelios Stylianou

Explore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. For beginners, this course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.


What is the course about?

Using perspective to exploit ways to create depth and space in a drawing. This short course will introduce students to the basic principles or rules of one point and two point perspective and will show you how to employ them when creating perspective drawing. Other drawing systems will also be explored, such as isometric and orthographic projection systems which will allow a greater understanding of drawing spaces and forms.

What will we cover?

- One and two point perspective
- Isometric and orthographic (3D views and plan views)
- Viewpoint and eye level.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Appreciate the importance of the basic rules of perspective drawing
- Appreciate the importance and use of eye level
- Create a one point perspective drawing
- Create a two point perspective drawing.
- Gain an understanding of orthographic and isometric.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is intended for beginners to perspective. Some experience of drawing would be helpful but not essential.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Short introductions to practical exercises, group discussion, some demonstrations and examples as appropriate, to reinforce individual drawing practice, and one-to-one tutoring.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All basic materials are provided.

If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, Build students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can put your perspective drawing skills into practice by following on to 'Drawing perspective: taking it further' Knowledge of perspective is also a useful tool for any drawing course in the programme, such as 'Drawing 1' 'Drawing 2' or 'Develop your drawing and painting''.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Friendly, relaxed class providing good beginner level introduction to perspective.
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Review by Ann / (Posted on 22/05/2019)
Enthusiastic and Joyful
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Review by Amelia / (Posted on 10/02/2019)
Stick with it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 01/02/2019)
Great introduction to perspective with a teacher who is both enthusiastic and gifted at teaching
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Review by Serena / (Posted on 24/10/2018)
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Course Code: VH792

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Thu, day, 26 Sep - 24 Oct '19

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

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