Art - Fine Art Drawing Techniques for Beginners Wednesday

Course Name: Fine Art Drawing Techniques for Beginners

Award: Certificate of Attendance (on request).

Course Overview:

This course is suitable for people who really want to try out fine art drawing and see what it’s all about. We learn to draw by sharpening our observational skills and by practicing to represent the world as we see it. You will learn to understand the basic drawing concepts of measurement, perspective, positive/negative spaces as well as learning how to fill you line drawings with light and dark (tone) and by doing so create the illusion of 3-D on a 2-D surface. You will explore how light casts a shadow and affects the value in a drawing subject.

You will also try out drawing in different media eg. Pencil, Charcoal, Indian Ink, Pastels etc.

You will learn to appreciate the meditative experience of drawing and be amazed by how we all have our own unique understanding of our environment and how this shows so beautifully in the practice of drawing. All students learn from each other as well as from the tutor in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Course Content:

  • Drawing Exercises to improve Observational skills
  • Dexterity Exercises
  • Drawing from Life
  • Drawing from Existing Images
  • Creating Original Images
  • Basics of Drawing
  • Basics of Creating Illusions on a 2D surface
  • Drawing with Mixed Media
  • Learning in a Friendly & Relaxed Environment.

Tutor Biography:

Catherine Corcoran: B.Sc(Hons).H.Dip.Ed. B.A. Art & Design.

Catherine started her teaching career as a Science Teacher over twenty years ago. Her love of Art and Creativity brought her to teach with the Paint Box Art School in Galway for five years and she has been teaching her Fine Art Courses at Galway Technical Institute for seventeen years.

She has exhibited her own art work in various Galleries in Galway and Dublin over the years.

She loves teaching art and is a very experienced and enthusiastic teacher.

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Materials needed: Art Materials, Paper, Ink etc. Included in Price