About this course

This fundamental drawing course is designed with the beginner in mind.  You may already know how to draw intuitively but don’t quite understand why you only seem to “get it right” sometimes. Learning the rudimentary skills and techniques will ensure you can draw almost anything and “get it right” all the time!


What will I learn?

You will learn to draw from direct observation, not from photographs. This is a fundamental but essential skill that sharpens your perception for accurate eye-hand coordination. You will learn to draw what you see, not what you imagine. Topics covered include strokes and gestures; loose sketching and blocking in; measurement and sighting to achieve accurate proportion; and applying tonal values and basic textures to enhance form.


This course focuses on basic geometric and organic forms as a means to understand form, plane, structure, as well as light and shade. Includes detailed studies of objects and nature where you’ll observe textures, elements, organic shapes and patterns found in common fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers and foliage.


Aims and Objectives

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

      1. Identify the various stroke gestures (long strokes, short strokes) and line quality (width, weight, pressure, consistency, fluidity, etc)
      2. Explain the difference between loose sketching and tight drawing
      3. Develop a good artist’s eye (keen observation skills and sighting)
      4. Identify and apply simple shapes to derive complex forms
      5. Develop skills to draw with accurate proportions
      6. Apply tonal values and texture to enhance light and form (shading)
      7. Apply principles of composition


    Broad topics

          1. Pencil, graphite, charcoal, pen & ink wash
          2. Geometric Forms (manmade objects)
          3. Organic Forms (plants, fruit, foliage)
          4. Light and Shade (Applying tone & contrast)
          5. Texture
          6. Composition
          7. Art elements


        Tools and materials provided

              1. Drawing pencils – B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
              2. Charcoal pencil; pen; black ink
              3. Eraser – white polymer and kneaded
              4. A4 Sketchbook
              5. A3 Drawing block/cartridge paper
              6. Sandpaper block



            What happens if I miss a lesson?

            We understand that as a busy working adult with multiple schedules to juggle, you may sometimes have to miss a lesson due to last minute work commitments or family matters. Our main lessons are on Monday nights. You may attend a make-up session for the missed lesson on Tuesday. However, if you are having trouble with regular attendance, you may also choose to defer the lessons and join the next intake to continue with the remaining lessons.

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