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Art, Design & Creative Media

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This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced students who have experience of drawing from the figure. The sessions will have formal content and instruction. However, if you already have expertise in life drawing you can use the session to develop your drawings in relation to your own ideas.

Course details

The sessions will explore the general formal concepts of drawing. The short course is aimed to introduce students to a variety of approaches to drawing. After undertaking the course students should have a portfolio of Life Drawings that demonstrate that they have achieved the following:

  1. an understanding of structure and scale in drawing
  2. an understanding of space and form in drawing
  3. an increased critical understanding of drawing
Entry guidelines

There are no formal entry criteria. You should have some experience in drawing and a general interest in life drawing. Good eye/hand co-ordination, communication and numeracy skills would be useful. If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

The materials you will require for this course need not be expensive. It is always a sound investment to acquire some good paper. A1 Drawing Boards will be provided for you in the Life Room. In addition you will need a range of pencils, erasers (including putty rubbers), charcoal, chalks, ink, paint, brushes, masking tape etc. Any additional materials will be suggested prior to the commencement of the next class by the tutor. Whilst most drawing materials and processes are perfectly safe to use, relevant Health & Safety procedures must be observed, such as in the application of fixative, or the use of potentially toxic materials such as graphite powder. If you have any doubts about any particular material or process, please consult the class tutor.

Assessment Method

Portfolio of work.

Where can I progress to?

Potential progression to any of the art and design courses offered by Wirral Met.

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When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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