Improve the use of tone, shading and blending with putty and plastic erasers, and develop the use of creative line and mark-making to add depth and self-expression. Perfect for all students who wish to learn the expressive qualities of working with monochrome tones.
Beginning with an overview of all the materials used on the course and a demonstration of how to draw with pencils and master detailed toning, blending, shading, and quality of line and mark-making, students will work on 2 of their own creative drawings.
Larger scale drawings require a bolder approach and students will learn about the characteristics of graphite sticks. A second creative project will allow students time to experiment and explore the qualities and expressive range of graphite.
Freedom of Willow charcoal
After a demonstration in using willow charcoal students will work on a project that allows them to explore the freedom and flexibility of willow charcoal. Students will discover how willow charcoal allows fabulous control over developing tone, whilst continuing to explore creative line.
Power of compressed charcoal
Unleashing the expressive power of drawing with compressed charcoal demands working at a large scale. Students will be asked to fully explore quality of line and mark-making, with a focus on composition and use of tone to add drama and expression to their drawings.
By the end of the course…
Students will go home feeling empowered by the creative opportunities of working in monochrome tones with new skills and techniques to make the most of pencil, graphite and charcoal.
Helpful info + Guidance
“Really good! Warm and friendly atmosphere, extremely welcoming. Brian was very helpful and provided several tips and feedback for improvement.” Mamoona A
“Would highly recommend. I’m a beginner to drawing, but learned so much in two days and I feel inspired to carry on.” Jackie S
“I have learnt a lot about shading and mark-making. No previous experience at all! Fun using different mediums. Excellent encouraging tutor.” Catherine M
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