Introduction to Drawing & Design

Northern Training Division
Credential Earned: Training Certificate
Campus: Timmins
Program Length: 4 Weeks

For Tweens & Teens with Shandelle McCurdie

Will course teaches students basic drawing skills and creative techniques in order to establish their artistic foundation in 1.5 hour class for 4 weeks.

Week 1: Introduction of myself and all students. Get to know our materials and sketchbooks. Blind Contours to warm up, get loose and get goofy. Learn sketching techniques and putting them to practice.

Week 2: Using our sketching techniques we will learn about light, shadow and perspectives. Here, we will touch on the basics of colour theory and analyze a few famous artists.

Week 3: Students will choose a photo of their own and will create their own piece using lines, shapes, shadows, composition and colour with a variety of drawing tools. This could be a landscape, cityscape, interior, or an object study.

Week 4: Finishing touches on our pieces followed by discussion of our process. I will share with them a sketchbook challenge that they can use to fill the rest of their sketchbooks on their own time.

Throughout the classes we will experiment with the following techniques and study famous artists (old & now) to understand how to apply these into our own drawings;

  • Hatching & Cross Hatching
  • Continuous Line Drawing
  • Blind Contour Drawing
  • Scribble Drawing
  • Gesture Drawing
  • Lines & Shapes
  • Light & Shadow
  • Perspective
  • Proportions
  • Landscapes & Portraits

Artist that we will learn about: Leonardo Da Vinci, Gustav Klimt, Hilma af Klint, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Mickalene Thomas, Edgar Degas, Egon Schiele, Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Mattise, Frida Kahlo, Yayoi Kusama.

Materials Required

  • Sketchbook (approx 8” X 10”)
  • Pencils
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Conte or Charcoal sticks
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Ruler
  • Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Old Magazines
  • Glue
  • Eraser

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