Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

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This drawing course is ideal for beginners or returning students needing a creative boost.Through a series of exercises you will learn how to use right-brain mode to enhance your creativity and drawing skills.

Each week we explore different themes including perspective, portraits, proportions, tone and much more through a wide variety of subjects. The course is guided in part by the pioneering theories of Betty Edwards in this field, as well as drawing on a wider range of techniques and mark-making.

Course subject matter:
* Introduction - Why faces?
* Pre-instruction drawings
* Non-verbal language of art
* Comparing right and left mode
* Experiencing the shift - Vase/face - Baroque vase - Upside down drawing
* Your history as an artist - memories and symbols
* Review of right brain
* Bypassing the symbol system - Pure contour drawing imaging
* Meeting edges with contour - modified contour drawing; the positive aspects of negative space; drawing using a viewfinder; perspective; proportions; drawing portraits; seeing light drawing shade; tonal values.

Course ID BRU1015
Price $355.00 (GST included)
Start date Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Finish date Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Sessions 7 sessions of 3 hours
Time 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Tutor Felicity Green
Location CIT Bruce
Status Places are available.


Materials to bring to all classes:
HB, 2B & 4B Lead Pencils; Graphite Pencil; A4 Drawing Pad; Eraser; Black cardboard & clear acetate to make a view finder (will show how in class, Lesson 1); Medium point permanent marker; Medium point non permanent marker.

Please do not purchase any materials until you confirm the course is going ahead.

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"Very good experienced teacher." Kate
'Have not done any drawing since childhood, but this course has got me started (and motivated!)"

Location: CIT Bruce

Address: 35 Vowels Crescent, Bruce

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Postal Address

  • PO Box 226
  • Jamison ACT 2614
  • Canberra, Australia

Physical Address

  • J Block, Room J013
  • Vowels Crescent
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Bruce Campus
  • Haydon Drive, Bruce ACT 2617
  • Canberra, Australia

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