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 line. Hatched line. Implied line
Shading technique, blending technique
Different effects of lines
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
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.
(Above drawings by June Ang, Evelyn Chung, Jen Wong, Andrea Goh.)
(Above drawings by Vina P Hermanto, Choong Siew Foong and Vina P Hermanto and Jen Wong. More works at participants' works galleries.)