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Art - Fine Art Drawing - Beginners

This course is CLOSED - no applications are currently being accepted for it.


Course: Art- Fine Art Drawing Techniques

Tutor: Catherine Corcoran: B.Sc.H.DipEd. B.A. Art & Design.

Registered with The Teaching Council of Ireland. Catherine is an experienced teacher of Drawing & Painting and has had occasional exhibitions of her own work in the past ten years.

This is a ten week beginners drawing course. No previous experience is necessary and the course will be relaxed and informal designed to your own individual pace. All you need to bring is an interest in drawing and a willingness to do some drawing between classes.

The course explores basic drawing techniques looking at line, tone, measurement and composition with a strong emphasis on developing observational skills and building confidence in drawing. The course will also include looking at examples from art history to increase visual knowledge and help you to develop your own ideas and personal style.

Basic Course Outline:

  • Mark Making -familiarisation with drawing materials, developing sensitivity to different pencil leads, charcoal etc, drawing exercises concentrating on weight, speed and quality of line.
  • Loosening up exercises, drawing with your opposite hand, contour drawing etc
  • Introduction to measurement with drawing exercises, concentrating on correct proportion and measurement.
  • Composition: How the drawing is composed on the page. What to leave out what to emphasize.
  • Tone: using pencil shading. Observation of light and shade, reflected light etc.
  • Tone using hatching techniques
  • Positive and Negative shapes. Perceiving the shape of a space.
  • Perspective: Looking at distance and foreshortening.
  • Introducing colour, self-portrait chalk pastels.
  • Evaluation: Assessing your own progress and enjoyment of the course and looking at avenues open for continuing to develop skills in drawing and painting.              

Award: Certificate of Attendance (on request) to     


Course fee120.00
Materials charge5.00
Monday 15/01/201819:00 - 21:30
Monday 22/01/201819:00 - 21:30
Monday 29/01/201819:00 - 21:30
Monday 05/02/201819:00 - 21:30
Monday 19/02/201819:00 - 21:30
Monday 26/02/201819:00 - 21:30
Monday 05/03/201819:00 - 21:30
Monday 12/03/201819:00 - 21:30