Art(PR): Drawing - Geddes Inspired - All - PGC12115

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Next term start date

27 Sep 2019


Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: PGC12115

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  • Patrick Geddes Centre
    Historic Buildings of Scotland,
    322 Lawnmarket
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £83.75 for term
  • Friday 10:00

Activity description

NB: There will be no session on Friday 4th October 2019. The catch up session will be on Friday 13th December 2019. In the late 19th Century Patrick Geddes recognised the importance of combining both the natural sciences and the arts within education, culture, and society. His transformation of Ramsay Gardens into a hub of diverse activities by founding the Edinburgh Social Union, the Old Edinburgh School of Art, Summer School Meetings & Talks and publications of the Evergreen periodical. Geddes was one of the main driving forces, patron and supporter of the Celtic Revival ('Culture Renascence') within the Arts & Crafts Aesthetic movement of Edinburgh. Attracting artists such as John Duncan, Phoebe Anna Traquir, Douglas Strachan, Robert Burns (decorative Art Nouveau painter), Jessie King (Illustrator), Andrew Kay Womrath. Within the inspiring settings of the Patrick Geddes Centre in Riddle’s Court, with ‘Hand, Heart & Head’ this drawing course is designed as a practical learning exploration of Botany, Biology, Art Nouveau (Stile Floreal) and Celtic Revival. Taking inspiration from Geddes' profound interest in nature and his impact on the visual arts in Edinburgh's Aesthetic movement during this period. The student will discover and learn the art of drawing, from looking at forms, shapes, structures and patterns represented in nature combined with the decorative styles of the Arts & Craft movement. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No formal entry requirements. All levels welcome. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: By the end of the course students will have: - practical knowledge of drawing techniques & observational skills in botanical and/or marine biological drawings; - a good understanding of drawing natural organic shapes, forms, structure and patterns; - practised techniques in composition, shading, line, form and constructing patterns through representation and decorative abstraction; - learned about decorative and illustrative styles of Art Nouveau and Art & Crafts movement; - gained confidence practising rendering true representation and decorative abstraction drawings in both graphite and coloured pencils; - developed a good solid understanding of drawing techniques; and - developed their own unique interpretation and drawing style. HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: Tutor led course with student participation. Practical exercises and easy to follow explanations. MATERIALS REQUIRED BY STUDENT: A3 sketch Pad; set of graded pencils (eg: H, HB, 2B, 3B, 5B); set of coloured pencils; eraser; and good sharpener.

Term information

  • Date term started:27 Sep 2019 (starts in 10 days)
  • Duration:10 lessons - 10 lessons remaining
  • Places:10
  • Crèche available:No

Price type

  • Standard price
  • Concession
    • 16 or 17 years old
    • 60+, retired, and not in employment.
    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA), PIP or Carer's Allowance
    • Full time student.
  • Reduced
    • 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 (10 lessons)

Date Day Time
27 Sep 2019 Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
11 Oct 2019 Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
25 Oct 2019 Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
01 Nov 2019 Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
08 Nov 2019 Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
15 Nov 2019 Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
22 Nov 2019 Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
29 Nov 2019 Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
06 Dec 2019 Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
13 Dec 2019 Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue details

Patrick Geddes Centre

Historic Buildings of Scotland
322 Lawnmarket
Tel: (0131) 556 7978
Email: adult.education@edinburgh.gov.uk

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