Learning to Draw

This course is for anyone who wants to learn to draw. Using basic art materials provided with the course, you will learn key techniques, such as contour drawing, using negative space, drawing different tones, conveying light and shade, using a vanishing point and drawing in perspective. The course encourages you to practice sketching, whenever and wherever you can. You will improve your practical skills at a fast pace, so you can explore your own creativity.

The course consists of five units:

  1. Getting Started – Getting to know your materials, drawing with line, tonal drawing, negative space
  2. Still Life – Still-life subjects and groupings, associations and symbols
  3. Perspective – Linear perspective, landscape and aerial perspective
  4. The Human Figure – Portraits, the standing figure, drawing seated or reclining figures
  5. Imaginative Drawing – Expressive letter and word forms, drawing from creative doodling

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English. Confirmation also required that the prison will permit use of materials listed below

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based. The course also contains the following materials:

Assignments: Six assessments

Exams: None

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Ensure access to materials provided.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? Drawing 1: Drawing Skills (OCA)

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