Start Drawing

Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service
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Start Drawing:

Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service Course Information Sheet 2018 - 2019 Course Title: Start Drawing Relax and learn new skills. This course could help you progress to employment, self-employment or equip you with the skills for future employment or further learning. Who is the course for? This course is suitable for all abilities, especially beginners and the rusty. You would benefit more from this course if you are able to take simple notes and measurements Do you gain any qualifications? No - this course is not accredited. Do you need to be interviewed or assessed before enrolling on the course? No. This course may not be suitable for learners with SEN - please enquire first. What will you learn? This friendly course is designed to help you gain confidence in drawing and help you to learn to look and describe what you see with sensitivity and energy. You will be gently guided through line, tone, colour and texture to maximise your painterly potential, enjoy your own style and handle your tools with style. You will discover that drawing with pen, pencils or pastels will enhance your approaches and help develop your work with a greater understanding of what makes an interesting, successful image. Learning to look is so important to drawing-you will emerge from this course with enhanced observational skills. You will explore the traditional subject of still life and landscapes and will be encouraged to try different techniques in a supportive, relaxed atmosphere, to find your own unique style. The course will help participants plan and compose successful images, experimenting with various drawing techniques including: Using various media including pencils, pastels, charcoal, pen, inks and paints Line, tone, light, texture, perspective, washes Colour theory and practice Mark making Selecting and preparing paper Essential equipment and resources You will need to provide your own equipment. You will be advised on the first session what is needed to build in to your materials. Some limited materials will be available to try, but you will need a basic set of equipment including; A sketch book or single sheets of A3 paper of various surface-suitable for pastels, watercolours, pencil etc - coloured and textured papers: sugar, cartridge (light, medium, heavy), pastel, newsprint, watercolour. An apron is advisable to keep your clothes clean. 2 or 3b Pencil and an erasure Coloured pastels(soft and/or oil) Colours suggested for starters(any medium); Cadmium yellow Lemon yellow Yellow ochre Cadmium red Alizarin crimson Cobalt blue Ultramarine blue Ivory black The course will also include the use of inks, so pen and nibs and black drawing ink will be useful, there will be a few inks etc available for learners to try. The tutor will advise students on what is needed to build into basic equipment needed and a list of materials will be provided on the first session. The tutor will advise students on what is needed to build into basic equipment needed and a list of materials will be provided on the first session. What next? Painting with Watercolours Painting with oils and acrylics Drawing Techniques Holidays: Most courses run term-time only. If your course does continue during an academic holiday, your tutor or lecturer will notify you in advance. Please see our prospectus for term-time dates.

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No assessment

Course reference: QRP9879-6W1 (use this when contacting provider)

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London, E17 8QR


5 weeks




No Qualification



per course

More info: Sat 10am

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