Summer School: Drawing with Confidence

Pictured: Charcoal, ink, Pencils

A three-day workshop exploring drawing materials and methods, looking at drawings of established and contemporary artists and working from different sources, to guide you on the path to drawing with ease and confidence.

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  • Date & Time

    Tue 11th Aug 2015 - 10:00 am BST
    Thu 13th Aug 2015 - 4:00 pm BST
  • Location

    Jubilee Stores Studios
    Town Quay,
    Isle of Wight
    PO30 2EF
    United Kingdom

Core equipment will be provided each day to ensure you can explore different methods and materials, but we would advise you bring some extra of the following equipment with you:

  • Cartridge paper
  • Brown paper
  • Layout paper
  • Watercolour paper
  • Charcoal (thick and thin)
  • A range of H to B graphite pencils
  • Putty rubber
  • Graphic pen(s)
  • Black water-based drawing ink
  • Watercolour brushes

A comprehensive materials/equipment list, accompanying handouts and reading suggestions will also be provided for you each day to be able to continue your drawing practice after the workshop.

Day 1: Drawing with light

This opening session will focus on the use of tone and modulation of light using soft materials and methods such as charcoal, conte and pastel.

Day 2: Form and structure

This session will examine hard materials and methods of drawing with pencil and pen, and explore contemporary use of graphite.

Day 3: Objects in space

This session will look at fluid materials and methods and explore brush work with water-based inks, including Chinese brush drawing.