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Basic Sketching / Drawing

Drawing has been the very foundation of all art. You will learn how to draw by using pencils on paper. You will use direct observation method to do sketching / drawing of still life.

Practical exercises include drawing in line and tone, develop understanding of relationships between subjects, perspective, proportion, design and composition

This course is helpful for those who plan to take up painting lessons in future. It is also for those who just like to learn drawing so to use the skill in making art.

Recommended number of sessions:  12 to 24 sessions for beginners for Basic Sketching /Drawing using still life for practice. You may continue to learn, practice and develop your drawing skills and techniques with the artist according to your level of engagement and development intention.

You shall learn, practice and develop progressively the followings:




    Vertical and horizon lines

    Straight lines, slant and curve lines

    Long lines, short lines, thick lines and thin lines



    Light and shade (Light and dark)

    Light and shadow

    Drawing in line and tone


    Contour drawing

    Contour line. Hatched line. Implied line

    Shading technique, blending technique

    Different effects of lines

    Rendering Volume

    Tonal rendering

    Value scale

    Simple to complicated crosshatching


    Learn about sphere



    Space and distance

    Edges, smooth, soft, hard, rough

    Textures, surface quality of objects

    Making marks for texture

    Smooth texture and roughly texture

    Shading with textured marks

    Hard, soft, smooth, rough effects

    Transparent and reflective effects

    Relationship in size between subjects

    Positive and negative space


    Lines and pencil marks/ direction of strokes

    Marks making

    Quick drawing

    Draw what you love



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Achieve: Basic sketching and drawing knowledge and experience. Quick sketches of various subjects. Completion of still life drawing.     

What next: You can continue to book for any number of lessons you like for your sketching and drawing practices, so to achieve higher lever of proficiency in sketching and drawing.

You shall develop seeing and recording ability and expression skills in all elements, including proportions, perspective, textures, lines and tones and develop drawing from memory and imagination.

Finally you achieve the ability to draw what you wish to draw and you draw it well!  

Some more information about Drawing.



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(Above drawings by June Ang, Evelyn Chung, Jen Wong, Andrea Goh.)

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(Above drawings by Vina P Hermanto, Choong Siew Foong and Vina P Hermanto and Jen Wong. More works at participants' works galleries.)


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