Do you wish you could undertake any drawing without trepidation? Would you like to accurately draw what you see? This compact course opens up the secrets and fundamentals of drawing in a way that is accessible and fun. Week by week build upon acquired skills to provide an overview of the art of drawing. Insights and guidance are provided to improve your drawing painlessly and ensure that drawing holds no fear. Learn how to capture the essence of what you observe and create drawings which are vibrant and convincing.
Course content includes; faces, hands and figures, proportion and anatomy; the portrait; perspective and vanishing points; animals, birds and plants; landscape and cityscape; objects and still life; creating volume; shading and texture.
Each stage of completing a drawing is demonstrated and techniques explained simply and clearly. Gain the confidence and skills to undertake any drawing adventure you can set your mind to. All levels of experience catered for, especially beginners!
Week 1: the preparatory drawing, simple objects , symmetry , proportion, light and shading. Homework: the dynamic still life Week 2 : People, faces, hands and figures, animals, and birds. Homework: the self portrait /portrait Week 3 : Buildings, landscape, and gridded drawings
Students should bring a range of 2b/3b pencils , eraser , sharpener and an A4 drawing block or paper sheets
Richard is a practising artist , having held 20 solo and over 100 group exhibitions in Australia and overseas. Having extensive teaching experience to draw upon , he is committed to teaching sound drawing and sculpture techniques in ways that are clear and accessible. His core belief is that art should be exciting and joyous. Richards works are included in the National Gallery, University of NSW, Artbank, Macquarie University and various regional Gallery Collections. Richards’ public sculpture commissions can be seen in North Sydney, Marrickville and Macquarie University. He is represented by the Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney.