Benefit from detailed instruction on 2-point perspective, and the chance to develop an in-depth understanding of how to apply the theory to the challenges of drawing buildings, along with a variety of creative techniques. Urban sketching inspiration comes from our Grade 2 listed textile mill and the surroundings heritage buildings of Ancoats.
I have indoor and outdoor options for this course that will ensure students get the most from their time on the course, no matter what the Manchester weather brings!
Perspective + sketching principles
Receive detailed instruction on 2-point perspective, supported with a practical drawing exercise in the studio. Students will receive further advice and guidance on adopting the right approach to drawing, composition, and other techniques to drawing accurate and convincing buildings.
Sketch convincing buildings
Developing confidence in drawing accurate and convincing buildings is the central focus of urban sketchers and this session allows students to develop this skill. Students will learn about tone, shading and other techniques to help bring sketches alive.
Outdoor sketching confidence
Students will be drawing outdoors as much as possible. There will be demonstrations of a variety of popular urban sketching techniques students will be able to use in their drawings. Students will gain the confidence to start transforming their sketches into striking and engaging artworks.
Creative urban sketching techniques
Further creative techniques will be demonstrated, and students will have the opportunity to sketch other local buildings. Introducing colour is a new skill students will learn that will bring a new dimension to their sketches.
By the end of the course…
Students will go home feeling confident in their core urban sketching skills with a host of techniques they can use when drawing on site or at home.
Helpful info + Guidance
“1, 2 and 3 point perspective, great tips on how to employ this when sketching and drawing. Preparing surfaces, using collage to produce finished work.” Chris W
“It’s challenging, but lots of fun. Takes you out of your comfort zone. prepare to get messy!.” Helen J
“Fun, supportive. Good to develop existing skills. Tones, shapes, perspective. How to just be creative.” Tracey