A 10-week course with a real progression. Mario will take you through the basics of drawing and have you discover mark-making, tone, composition, proportion, measuring, perspective and much more on our beginners’ drawing course.
Using pencil and charcoal, explore a range of techniques, draw objects from life and develop a personal response to the world around you. You will complete a number of practical drawing exercises to build up your confidence and skills step by step.
Be inspired by classic and contemporary artists as we look at drawings throughout history. There will also be an additional gallery visit during your course (date TBC) and an exhibition of your achievements at the end of this run (date TBC).
Basic materials provided.
Course level: beginners
This course is SOLD OUT – please email email@example.com to register your interest for September
About the tutor:
Mario Lautier Vella is a cross-disciplinary artist working with drawing, collage, painting, photography, video, sound, sculpture, installation, book arts and performance and has exhibited across the UK and abroad.
His current work explores ideas around suggestion, speculation and second guessing – of presence and absence, invasion and evasion, concealment, protection, surveillance, identity, intimacy and the space between our public and private lives. Snatched glimpses, fleeting images, a sensation of constant flux and an array of hybrid, multiple, morphing forms all leave their mark, creating a sense of play and evocation and allowing for further narratives and interpretations to emerge.
Graduating with a Master’s degree in Art and Media Practice from the University of Westminster in 2012, Mario has been teaching since 2011 and enjoys delivering a variety of courses and workshops at City Lit and Watford Museum for both adults and children.
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