Experimental Drawing Skills
Site: Leeds Art Gallery
This workshop is led by museums staff.
An energetic workshop to develop confident personal work that begins with whole group discussion to identify a definition of drawing. Working in pairs, pupils look closely and draw the lines on their palms to make a vocabulary of marks. Combining drawings, they work in groups to translate compositions to a huge-scale and work into them using thickness and tones of pen, pencil, charcoal or graphite as directed. Moving to other drawings, pupils explore and interpret the drawing work already done and then add their own marks responding quickly and intuitively. If time allows, the paper works will develop though the use of colour and cutting and folding the surface.
The full-day workshop concludes with reflection on the experience of the workshop and what has been learnt about drawing.
As outcomes of the workshop go through many different stages, participants and group leaders are welcome to bring a camera to record the process for sketchbooks and portfolio.
- explores different processes
- recognises the properties of different drawing media
- encourages making marks with meaning
- reflects on how drawing can be changed to improve results
- promotes individuality in drawing
- values abstract drawing
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 347 8254.
Art and Design: 1. Exploring ideas; 2. Investigating and making, 3. Evaluating and developing; 4. Knowledge and understanding; 5. using a range of materials.
PLTS: IE, CT, RL, TW, SM, EF
Cost: £110 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30