The Drawing Skills class is designed for children and teenagers who want to explore and develop drawing techniques. Students build up their drawing skills by learning the basics of perspective, point of view, blending colours, shading, using tone and recreating texture through different mark making.
We transform 3-dimensional objects into two-dimensional representations that reflect our view, our response to the outer world. Students justify their actions, talk about art and review what we have done in light of what we wanted to do. Students learn how to use art vocabulary properly so they are able to criticise constructively.
Observational drawings are used quite often, and are later set against imaginary surroundings. Students have a chance to explore different art movement, not only through discussion, but also by incorporating particular styles and techniques into their own work.
While the result is important, the process itself is often more exciting. We don't try to avoid mistakes, because students can learn from the journey. We intentionally put ourselves into dangerous and unknown situations in order to break boundaries. Pencil is the most obvious drawing medium but we discover a deeper understanding of this technique, we cross borders and we redefine what drawing is. It means mixing techniques, media. Above all, it means exploring.