This practical course introduces you to all aspects of shading to improve your drawing skills.
Developing rhythm and feeling and sensing the form.
The use of pressure to define and express the potential of form.
Tone and how to exploit the potential of tonal ranges.
Shading with different materials including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, brush and acrylic paint.
How to use shadow to maximum effect.
How to use shading as a means of expression.
The course is partly structured, there will be exercises, demonstrations and plenty of one-to-one support and guidance as required. Drawing on the first two days will be from a life model.
By the end of the course you will have developed your knowledge and appreciation of drawing, and produced studies that demonstrate techniques and skills.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
"John's teaching is inspirational and practical. He's a very supportive tutor and the course content was exceedingly well thought through and structured."Liz, 2019
John T. Freeman was born in London 1958 and trained at Bath Academy of Art ( Corsham ) and Chelsea School of Art . He has taught since 1985 as a freelance tutor and lecturer to all levels of ability across a wide spectrum including the computer games industry , Lion Head and Media Molecule , Hurtwood House School, Watts Gallery, Tate Britain, and the Prince of Wales Drawing School.