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Next Steps in Life Drawing

Subject Area

Art & Design, Fashion & Creative Crafts

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Community Learning

What is the course about?

This practical course builds on the skills learned in the introduction to life drawing course. On the next steps course, you will focus on more sophisticated and developed outcomes, increasing both the scale and complexity of your studies. You will work on tone and colour, transitioning to wet media in the form of acrylic painting. Poses will become increasingly complex, more challenging and will stretch your drawing abilities.

Why should I choose the course?

This is a next steps course aimed at adults aged 19 and over who have completed the introduction to life drawing course and enjoy learning new skills and techniques. Students will produce life drawings from direct observation, whilst developing the skills learnt on the introduction course. Those with previous and recent life drawing experience may join the next steps course without completing the introduction course.

What will I learn?

During the course you will learn through demonstrations and practical work. Key skills will include:

· Foreshortening, scale and proportion

· Using tone to capture form

· Mixing of flesh tones using acrylic paints

· Capturing facial features and a likeness of the model

· Layering and building up a painting of the model from direct observation.

· Capturing the model in a variety of poses including standing, seated and reclining.

What will the course lead on to?

You will develop a range of knowledge and skills to better prepare you for future employment. The ability to draw is a fundamental skill, applicable for all creative industries, from architecture and product design, through to illustration, fashion and fine art. The skills developed on this course will be transferable to all forms of drawing and design.

Why not take a look at our NCFE Level 1 Art and Design programme? This course is one day per week where you will be able to gain a formal qualification in art, allowing you to continue your journey to a new and exciting career perhaps!

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/

Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

This course will be delivered by highly talented, experienced and passionate staff, who are here to help you maximize your potential and life drawing.

What are the entry requirements?

Completion of the Introduction to Life Drawing course OR recent experience in life drawing.

What are my funding options?

For further information on funding please contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email learner.services@wvr.ac.uk

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

Basic materials for the course are provided, however if any extra materials are required, the tutor will advise you of this at the first class.

Careers Information

Course options

Starts Mar 2025

Duration
5 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Winsford Campus
Day(s)
TBC
Adult Fee
TBC
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Starts Mar 2025

Duration
5 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Winsford Campus
Day(s)
TBC
Adult Fee
TBC
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Course Enquiry

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