Foundations of Drawing
Art Class Dublin has recently moved from Berlin . If you would like to subscribe for more info just contact via email of phone to find out how you can study with us in Dublin.
Prior to attending Berlin Art Classes, I didn’t have a lot of drawing or painting experience. However, within a month I saw immense improvement in my technical skills. My favourite aspect of the drawing course was that I was able to choose my preferred techniques and develop them...After taking four drawing classes, I worked on my own composition using the skills I developed. I appreciate how Mr. Llewellyn respected my style of drawing. He showed me artists he recommended I study and encouraged practising techniques in the style of other artists. As I began to work more independently, he continued to introduce me to new techniques and answered any questions. Read more student testimonials here.
Foundations of Drawing
Level: Beginners, Intermediate
Cost: 4 x 3 hour sessions €130
All materials included.
Book early to secure your place. Class size limited to 9.
Next Course Dates:
Thursday evenings (18:30 - 21:15)
January 2018- 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1 - Sold Out
February 2018 - 8th, 15th, 20th, 22nd -Sold Out
March 2018- 1, 8, 15, 22 - Sold out
*Our courses work on a modular basis and reinforce one another. Understanding and applying the different styles you learn in these modules will ensure the development of each student’s techniques and individual artistic style.
This drawing course is just an introduction. Students interested in further study with Art Class Dublin need to just ask the teacher to join further classes after the course. You can read more about our various syllabi here.
Foundations of Drawing offers an exciting introduction to both drawing and to Art Class Dublin´s philosophy to learning art. Through the close study and appreciation of drawing techniques of artists such as Michelangelo, Egon Schiele, Degas, Watteau, Käthe Kollwitz, Picasso, Giacometti and Marlene Dumas, we come to understand a hidden language. This language is the mystery of drawing, not academic drawing, but a line that can be harnessed to infuse an emotive reality in one’s work.
The study of drawing involves exploring line, weight, pressure, focus, depth and temperature. We emulate the surface qualities of excellent drawing from the breadth of art’s history. Foundations of Drawing starts you on this journey of discovery from the halls of art history: with practice this can lead you to your own personal style.
In the first of four sessions, students receive a live demonstration of technique and then do a study of a Bargue plate to understand how to break shape down to straight lines, and to learn how to create diffused value systems. In the second session students undertake a study of both a Giacometti drawing in charcoal and a Seurat crayon drawing on canvas paper. In the third session students practice a study of a John Singer Sargent portrait. In the final session students create their own drawing based upon the techniques they find of most interest.
Past students have found this class very rewarding and appreciated having an environment in which they learned quickly and in a relaxed way. This programme sets a great foundation for both home study and continued practice in the Art Class Dublin studio. Many students who take Foundations of Drawing go on to join the 12 Hour Painting/Drawing course.