Drawing: Materials and Mark Making

COURSE CODE: E2401D62

COURSE DATES: Fridays, 20th September - 29th November 2024

TUTOR: Jane Millar, Julian Wild PVPRSS

DAYS: 10

TIMES: 10:30am – 4:30pm

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Ages 18+, All Levels

FEE: Early Bird: £607.50 / Standard Price: £675

LOCATION: Bankside Campus, 185 Park Street, SE1 9SH

This course investigates the power, possibilities, and meaning of mark making in drawing. Each week you will approach mark making from a different perspective, contextualising your work through discussion of contemporary and historical artists who use drawing in their practice. Over the course you will test materials and experiment, use time and process to layer marks and create drawing devices from objects. Your aim will be to develop a deep and vibrant visual vocabulary of mark making in drawing, using a wide and experimental range of tools, materials, and approaches.

  • Develop and apply a rich vocabulary of mark making.
  • Develop knowledge of the work of others and apply findings to their own work, expanding the practice of drawing. 
  • Use a wide range of both fundamental and unconventional drawing materials.
  • Make drawings exploring concepts such as repetition, time and chance.  
  • Apply new techniques and use new materials, exploring drawing in two and three dimensions. 
  • Create a diverse and experimental series of drawings that explore drawing beyond the observational. 

This course is part of our Elective Skills Workshop series. You will be studying alongside students from our pre-degree and degree programmes. Check out the Elective Skills Workshops currently available.

*The Early Bird discount ends on the 8th of July and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Recommend booking by: September 4, 2024

All Levels

All attendees must be aged 18 and over.

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish. This means an student from the following experience levels can join this course:

Beginner

Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience.

Beginner +

Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium.

Intermediate

Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

Advanced

Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

Each week you are asked to bring:

  • Pencils and charcoal – willow and compressed
  • Sketch book
  • conté – optional
  • graphite
  • variety of fine line pens

You will need to bring your own drawing materials to the class, which you can store at The Art Academy for the duration of the course. If you do not have your own materials, we recommend you order the Pack, below, at the time of booking, which will be available when you arrive for your first class. There is also a mini shop in the Academy that supplies the basics such as pencils, sketchbooks, putty rubbers etc. (card purchases only).

Please also bring an apron or old clothing to wear.

    The Drawing Pack contains:
  • One set of lead pencils (2B, 4B, 6B)
  • One box of medium willow charcoal sticks (25 pieces)
  • One ​box ​of willow charcoal extra thick​ individual​ stick
  • One stick of chalk
  • One box of compressed charcoal sticks (12 pieces)
  • Six ​D​erwent pastel pencils, can be used wet or dry
  • One putty rubber​ in a box​
  • One eraser
  • O​n​e auto lock knife (pencil sharpener for Drawing in Museums)

      Please note that pack contents are subject to change at the discretion of the Academy at any time.

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Jane Millar studied Fine Art at Canterbury Art College and at the Royal College of Art. She works as a curator and lecturer.  Her artistic practice is in painting and sculptural ceramics. Recent shows include the Creekside Opens 2017 and 2019, selected by Alison Wilding, and Brian Griffiths; Fuzzy Objects at San Mei Gallery and  has recently curated New Doggerland parts 1 and 2.

www.jane-millar.co.uk/home/ 

Julian Wild joined Art Academy London in 2016 and has 20 years teaching experience at Morley College and as a visiting lecturer at University level. He has held solo shows at Modern Art Oxford, William Benington Gallery, Maddox Arts, Canary Wharf and Burghley House and taken part in group exhibitions such as Sculpture in The City and in Beyond Limits at Chatsworth House. His work has been commissioned by Cass Sculpture Foundation, Canary Wharf Group & Oxford University. In 2005 he was a finalist for The Jerwood Sculpture Prize and in 2009-12 was the recipient of The RBKC/Chelsea Arts Club Trust Studio Bursary. He was Vice-President of The Royal Society of Sculptors 2015-19.

www.julianwild.com 

Bankside Campus

185 Park Street,London SE1 9SH

tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

This is our new purpose built accessible campus. Find more information here

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Southwark (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough Market”.

 

 

Students are welcome to use our Common Room during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.

Terms and Conditions

  • By booking onto one of our courses you agree to our Short Courses Terms and Conditions.
  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.

Materials & Equipment

  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of each session where possible, with the exception of oil paintings and sculpture works.
  • We cannot store materials at the Academy, so please take these to and from your sessions.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you a week before the start of your course.

Concessions and Discounts

We offer a number of concessions and discounts, please find more information on what we offer here.

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher to be used on our courses then you can purchase these here.

£607.50 £675.00

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Early Bird discount available until 8th July