Art(PR): Drawing & Sketching - (18/2) - All - JGH11551M

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Next term start date

18 Feb 2019


Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: JGH11551M

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This term is fully booked

From Wednesday 5 December 2018: Book online, or contact course provider.

  • James Gillespie's High School
    57 Lauderdale Street,
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £37.00 for term
  • Monday 19:00

Activity description

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No entry requirements. All levels welcome. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: By the end of the course students will be able to: - explore observation skills within a range of subjects; - gain confidence with different materials; - bring out an image step by step through contrast and tone; - understand colour combinations, layering, balance and composition; and - express qualities of Light, depth and simplification. - understand perspective and composition HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: The tutor starts from the firm belief that everyone can draw. Even those with next to no experience will be encouraged in this and will be taught to not only look but to ‘see’ and ultimately transpose what they see onto the page. Short exercises in observation, technique, composition and perspective will take place before entering into the sketching and drawing of a wide variety of subject matters. Personal styles will be encouraged as will student’s preferred subject matters. MATERIALS REQUIRED BY STUDENT; APPROXIMATE & ADDITIONAL COSTS: ESSENTIAL Traditional drawing materials. Pencils should be a range of ‘B’ class from HB to 6/8B. A good quality pencil sharpener. A good quality putty or plastic eraser. Cartridge paper or pads of over 100gsm in thickness - from A3 up to A2 in size but no smaller than A4. NON ESSENTIAL BUT ENCOURAGED Charcoal, chalk, crayons, pen and inks and watercolour paints.. A small sketchpad to encourage students to carry at all times and to make sketches outwith the class. Tinted Papers. Students don't need to spend more than £10 in the first instance, especially if they shop at discount stores and supermarkets or online. NB: There is very limited parking available at this venue, particularly when school events are taking place.

Term information

This term is now full

  • Date term started:18 Feb 2019 (4 days ago)
  • Duration:5 lessons - 4 lessons remaining
  • Places:14
  • Crèche available:No

Price type

  • Standard price
  • Reduced
    • 16 or 17 years old
    • 60+, retired, and not in employment.
    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA), PIP or Carer's Allowance
    • Full time student.
  • Concession
    • Council Tax Reduction Scheme (NB: Not single person/occupancy discount)
    • Employment Support Allowance
    • Housing Benefit
    • Incapacity Benefit
    • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
    • Income Support
    • NASS Support
    • Pension Credit
    • Universal Credit
    • Working Tax Credit

Remaining dates and times (4 lessons)

Date Day Time
25 Feb 2019 Monday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
04 Mar 2019 Monday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
11 Mar 2019 Monday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
18 Mar 2019 Monday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Venue details

James Gillespie's High School

57 Lauderdale Street
Tel: 0131 556 7978
Email: adult.education@edinburgh.gov.uk

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