This essential course will develop your understanding of human form through the use of a life model, providing instruction in how to look at and gain inspiration from the human figure. This would be ideal opportunity for those who would like to gain experience in drawing and painting and have a passion to learn.
Suitable for both beginners and those with previous experience you will need to attend a three hour class per week. Research will need to be undertaken at home in order to support your coursework.
The first term will consist of creating experimental images through the basic elements of art (line, form, colour, shape tone and texture). Learners will be encouraged to use their mark making techniques expressively, whilst being fully supported throughout each lesson.
Each lesson will begin with a series of warm up poses (ranging from five minutes to 15 minutes), which will then be developed into longer more structured poses in which specific techniques can then be applied.
The second and third terms consist of two further units, which explore line and tone at a more in depth level. Research into other life drawing artists will be essential, in order to be inspired and develop your understanding of the human form.
Learners will be required to explore the appropriate use of design elements (balance, composition, rhythm, harmony, scale and proportion), by building a portfolio of work, demonstrating processes and techniques. This will display informed development of skills towards your final piece.
Initial sampling materials will be provided. Further exploration with materials for final outcomes would then have to be purchased by the individual learner.
BTEC Life Drawing; Access to Art and Design