|Course Dates||Tuesdays, 31st October - 28th November 2023|
|Times||6.00pm - 8.00pm|
|Experience Level||All Levels|
One of the best ways to rapidly improve your art and develop your skills is by sketching daily. Learn how to experiment with ideas and techniques in this new online drawing course! We will guide you through a variety of sketching methods, materials and creative ways to use a sketchbook. From gathering ideas and sourcing materials, to abstracting, experimenting and project planning, we will teach you to be braver and bolder with your creativity. Suitable for beginners and those with a little more experience looking to develop their skills!
What level is this course?
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.
Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.
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, but still follow a structured path with guidance from the tutor.
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.
These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.
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.
Our Advanced courses include our Masterclasses.
All attendees must be aged 18 or over.
About Your Tutor
Jess is a painter and printmaker who is primarily concerned with themes of marginalised identity and representation. Prior to completing her degree in Contemporary Portraiture at Art Academy London, she studied Politics and Community Development. Her art practice is socially informed and wholly influenced by her own identity.
Her works have been shown across London, including at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Show.
What will I need
Please ensure you have the following materials available for your course:
- pens, pencils
- old magazines/scraps of paper or material
- glue, scissors, tape
- one or all of the following: paints, inks, oil pastels, colour pencils.
- Please ensure that at all times you follow our Code Of Conduct.
- Please note that the Art Academy cannot be held responsible for student’s technology and/or connectivity. If for any reason (including technical) students are unable to take part, we will not be providing compensation. We are not responsible for any subsequent cost accrued from high data usage.
- 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.
- Please ensure that your mobile phone is not disturbing the class.
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Code of Conduct
We aim to foster a productive environment. We do not tolerate the following:
- Screen-shotting or screen-recording at any point of the course (without expressed permission from the tutor or owners of the work)
- Deliberate disruption of the session/conversation
- Harassment, bullying, intimidation
We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment and bullying, which we define as:
- Negative comments about race/ethnicity, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, physical appearance, citizenship, or other protected categories (alt: Racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, xenophobic, antisemetic, Islamophobic and classist behaviour and language)
- Intimidation or threats
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Any activity meant to convey or cultivate hostility
- Ad hominem insults or other attacks
- Encouraging the above behaviour
Please also avoid the following:
- Interrupting the tutor and fellow students without cause
If you violate the code of conduct we retain the right to eject you immediately from the lesson. Future participation will be discussed and you will be notified of the appropriate course of action.