Course Types

Sketchout runs a selection of One Day Drawing Workshops that can be taken individually or in sequence. The art courses we offer are as follows

The Fundamentals of Drawing Part One at the V&A

The Fundamentals of Drawing Part Two at Tate Britain

Drawing Faces at the National Portrait Gallery  

Landscape, Composition and depth at the Courthauld Gallery

Perspective, Buildings and Architecture at the V & A 

For more details on each of our art courses please see below.

 

The Fundamentals  of Drawing Part One at the V & A

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These workshops take place amongst the sculpture collections of the V & A and you will be using pencil and eraser on paper.

What will you learn ?

-the fundamental principles for recognising line, tone and proportion.

-the importance of shading for depth and atmosphere/feel of a drawing.

– the difference between primary and secondary shading and how to approach both.

-basic physical tips that improve your chances of getting the results that you want e.g positioning, materials, subjects and sizing.

-some techniques to help you “loosen up” and engage with drawing in new, fun, dynamic ways.

-An understanding of “quality of line” and how this can affect the feel of you drawings and what you communicate with your drawings.

The Fundamentals of Drawing Part 2 at Tate Britain  

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These workshops take place amongst the sculpture collections at Tate Britain and are designed as a follow up to Part one but for those with more experience in drawing it is possible to take Part two without first doing part One. In this course you will be provided with and use mid tone paper in various colours,  earth coloured and white pencils, water soluble coloured pencils, water brushes and graphite sticks.

What will you learn?  

– Drawing with dark and light pencils on mid tone paper.

– How to capture exuberance and the spirit of a pose

-How to think inversely to build up a figure from shadows leaving highlights as empty white space.

 

Drawing Faces at the  National Portrait Gallery

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Working from the marble busts and paintings in the National Portrait Gallery this course focuses on helping you to capture the character and emotion in a face by breaking down the features and spacial relationships involved in that face into forms that you understand and then can recreate with accuracy. We will be working in a range of materials (coloured papers, dark and light pencils, graphite sticks and water soluble pencils) and as usual the focus will be on helping you to see form and shade and capture both photorealistic realism  and impressionistic similarity.

The day starts at 10.15 and finishes at 5.15 and there is  break for lunch between 1.15 and 2.15.

 

Landscape, Composition and Depth @ The Courthauld Gallery

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Working from the landscape paintings in the Courthauld Gallery, this course will demystify and the explain the processes and techniques involved in creating depth in the rendering of mainly naturalistic landscapes paintings and drawings.

Through explanation and demonstrations and  your own attempts you will come to understand the power of techniques such as overlapping forms, layering, using diminishing sizes and converging and leading lines in the  composition of great landscapes.

This is a full colour courses and you will have access to and full explanations and demonstrations  how to use a range of good quality materials such as pastel pencils, water soluble coloured pencils, water brushes and intense water soluble pastels.

As usual the day will start at 10.15 inside the Courthauld Gallery and finish at 5.15pm with a break for lunch between 1.15 and 2.15.

All materials and stools  are provided except Sketchbooks. Please bring your own A3 Sketchbook for use during the day.

 

Perspective, Buildings and architecture @ the V & A

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Working from the Architectural features of The V & A building itself and the Architecture section of the Museum’s collection this course will give you a full understanding of the methods used to describe perspective in drawing.

You will learn all about vanishing points and how to create space and depth in your drawings of buildings and interiors.

We will be working in a range of materials including drawing pen and wash, watersoluble coloured pencils and graphite. As usual the focus will be on helping you to see form and shade and capture both photorealistic realism  and impressionistic similarity.

As usual for our art courses, the day will start at 10.15 inside the Courthauld Gallery and finish at 5.15pm with a break for lunch between 1.15 and 2.15.

 

For more info email/call Rosa on info@sketchout.net / 07883 068 325 and we are continually adding new dates for all of our art courses in London so please check back if you can’t find a date to suit.