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This fundamental drawing course is designed with the beginner in mind.
You may already know how to draw intuitively but don’t quite understand why you only seem to “get it right” sometimes. Learning the rudimentary skills and techniques will ensure you can draw almost anything and “get it right” all the time!
Please select your desired date for your first lesson when registering
What will I learn?
You will learn to draw from direct observation, not from photographs.
This is a fundamental but essential skill that sharpens your perception for accurate eye-hand coordination.
You will learn to draw what you see, not what you imagine.
Topics covered include strokes and gestures; loose sketching and blocking in; measurement and sighting to achieve accurate proportion; and applying tonal values and basic textures to enhance form.
This course focuses on basic geometric and organic forms as a means to understand form, plane, structure, as well as light and shade. Includes detailed studies of objects and nature where you’ll observe textures, elements, organic shapes and patterns found in common fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers and foliage.
Aims and Objectives
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
• Identify the various stroke gestures (long strokes, short strokes) and line quality (width, weight, pressure, consistency, fluidity, etc)
• Explain the difference between loose sketching and tight drawing
• Develop a good artist’s eye (keen observation skills and sighting)
• Identify and apply simple shapes to derive complex forms
• Develop skills to draw with accurate proportions
• Apply tonal values and texture to enhance light and form (shading)
• Apply principles of composition
• Pencil, graphite, charcoal, pen & ink wash
• Geometric Forms (manmade objects)
• Organic Forms (plants, fruit, foliage)
• Light and Shade (Applying tone & contrast)
• Art elements
Tools and materials provided
Drawing pencils – B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
Charcoal pencil; pen; black ink
Eraser – white polymer and kneaded
A3 Drawing block/cartridge paper
Please select the date of your first class when registering.
Classes are on-going and scheduled on a weekly basis. This means you may be sharing a class with other students at different stages of the course, so you can have a 'sneak peek' at what you'll be learning for future lessons! All courses are conducted 7pm - 9.30pm on weeknights, for 7 sessions.
The ARTEFAKTS mode of instruction is rigorous and comprehensive. Modules are based on pedagogically sound learning principles. Lessons are thoughtfully ‘scaffolded’ to ensure you are firmly grounded in the fundamentals before moving on to the next level, where you will get to apply concepts and techniques learnt from the previous lesson, and so on.
Will I need a sketchbook?
You are strongly encouraged to maintain a sketchbook journal throughout the course.
The sketchbook not only allows you to practice your sketching/drawing/ painting freely without inhibition but also enables you to adopt a thoughtful, reflective approach to your learning journey.
We will review your sketchbook regularly and offer appropriate guidance and feedback to help you improve.
This reflective approach is one of the unique features of an ARTEFAKTS course. Finally, the sketchbook serves as concrete evidence of your artistic developmental process. Many students have expressed amazement at their progress when they eventually review their ‘before’ and ‘after’ drawings.
Does the course cover theory and technical skills?
We place considerable emphasis on developing sound theoretical knowledge and hands-on technical skills – both essential qualities for producing confident, professional-looking work.
Throughout the course, we devote ourselves in explaining critical art theory and historical contexts as well as provide you with practical guidance on proper art techniques.
How will I benefit from this course?
At the end of the course, you will emerge with increased awareness of art fundamentals, as well as a greater sense of artistic confidence, fluidity and versatility.
Join us today!
We warmly welcome everyone regardless of your age or profession, with or without art experience. It is our sincere desire help you discover, nurture, and develop your artistic talent, so that you too can fulfil your artistic vision.
Art. Craft. Design.
ARTEFAKTS is a contemporary artist’s studio and craft workshop. We welcome all budding artists, craftsmen and designers pursuing your artistic vision to join us in creating art with a refreshing, contemporary twist.
We believe there’s a little creative artist within us waiting to be discovered. Come discover your artistic gift today at ARTEFAKTS. Our comprehensive and thoughtfully designed programmes for teens to working adults are suitable for basic to intermediate learners.
We believe art should be enriching, relaxing and therapeutic. No pressure, no rush. See you at our studio soon!