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Please note that this is an online class. Please click here to view important joining information about online classes.
Bookings will close on Wednesday 21 October.
This is part of the Core Drawing and Design Skills group of day classes. It will help to have done Drawing Basics or have some previous experience of drawing before you take this class.
Tone – how light or dark something is. If you’re working on Silk Shading in embroidery, want to understand how tone is created with line in both black on white, and in white mark-making, (useful for Blackwork and Whitework embroidery), or just want a better understanding of how to make things look 3-D in your drawing, this class is for you.
We will work with graphite, charcoal (or charcoal pencil) to explore how to create a wide range of tones, do a classic tonal modelling exercise in drawing and apply that learning to simple forms. We will also look at the use of toned paper as a starting point, and using white in media such as coloured pencils, wax crayons or oil pastels to explore the reverse.
By the end you will:
· understand how to create a tonal scale and use it
· model subjects in tone
· apply that to observational drawing.
· Work with other media: charcoal pencil, white pencil/ wax crayon/ gel pen/ oil pastel
· Work on different toned backgrounds
· work light on dark.
Structure of the Day
Login in using the link provided beforehand ready to start at 10am. We will have breaks around 11a.m and for lunch between 1pm and 2pm.
If you want direct feedback on your work from Caroline, share your photos with her via WhatsApp or email during the day.
Please gather whatever art materials you have. These are what we recommend:
• B and 2B graphite pencils.
• a tin of at least 12 good quality colour pencils.
• Water soluble pencils will give you more options, in which case add round and flat brushes and water pots.
For anyone who wants to learn or practice their skills of drawing from close observation, a useful skill for creating your own designs. Some basic drawing skills will be useful as we will be doing some observational drawing.
Attendees Outside the UK
This class will run from 10am to 4pm (10:00 to 16:00 hours) UK local time on each day. If you are outside of the UK please check your local time, particularly if your location changes to/from Daylight Savings Time on a different schedule to the UK during October/November and March/April. To check and convert times please visit TimeAndDate.com. We cannot be held responsible for incorrect time attendance. Thank you.
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Please note that attendees under 16 must be accompanied by an adult attendee or chaperone at all times.
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