What is the course about?
This course enables students with little or no experience to explore the activity of drawing at a basic level, from initial experimental mark-making to simple use of tone and composition.
What previous students liked most about their course: .
"A great start for a beginner! Felt encouraged and supported."
"Atmosphere. Ability to try something new in a safe environment."
"Learning something creative and getting plenty of encouragement."
What will we cover?
The course starts with experimental forays into mark-making and its effects. You will move on to explore the representation of basic forms and the effect of light on them, considering basic tone and composition in the process.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Show a basic understanding of the use and effects of a variety of drawing materials.
- Show a basic understanding of tone and composition.
- Use drawing to investigate varied subject matter.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is aimed at those with no or little previous drawing experience.
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?
Demonstrations, group and one-to-one discussion, individual guidance.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials are included.
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?
The course will enable you to embark on the next level drawing courses such as 'Drawing 1', 'Complete drawing course part 1: beginners', 'Drawing: focus on tone', 'Beginners drawing intensive' or our new drop- in and pay as you go 'Drawing club'.
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