An understanding of linear perspective is a necessary aspect of accurate drawing. This introduction to linear perspective is designed to enhance your knowledge of one, two and three point perspective and how to present depth and volume in images.
This Perspective Drawing Half Term Class is suitable for all levels: artists looking for a way of introducing depth and volume into their pictures; art students and potential art students – architecture, 3D design, theatre and set design, exhibition design; students of art history who want a practical insight into this significant aspect of Western art; anyone struggling with a representation of a design, for example kitchen or garden design.
The aim of this portfolio-building Perspective Drawing Half Term Class is to gain an understanding of this technical skill with a view to applying this knowledge to improve everyday drawing skills.
What you will learn
Through the Perspective Drawing Half Term Class you will:
- Improve your understanding of one, two and three point perspective.
- Measure proportion and scale accurately when drawing.
- Understand how to draw a circle or semi-circle in receding perspective as a semi-circle or ellipse.
- Discover how three vanishing points allow a more flexible view of a structure than one or two.
- Make a picture from a technical drawing.
- Accentuate the illusion of depth and volume by adding colour and tone.
How you will learn
Through technical demonstrations and presentations you will:
- Follow and create step-by-step drawings of simple structures.
- Understand the importance of vanishing points.
- Build confidence drawing parallel lines and convergence.
- Extend structures vertically, horizontally and obliquely.
- Develop drawings further utilising a range of mediums such as tracing paper, acetate, etc.
- Learn how colour can enhance depth within a perspective drawing.
- Utilise photography and the projector.
- Benefit from projected presentations.
The course will be based at the London Art Portfolio studios but you will also be spending time drawing and photographing buildings and structures in nearby streets and parks and along the Thames embankment.
Dates to be confirmed.
Materials you will need
- A3 sketchbook
- A2 pad of cartridge paper
- A2 tracing paper
- A2 coloured paper
- 2B pencils
- Box of coloured pencils
- 30cm ruler
- Ball of string
- Masking tape
- Double-sided tape
- Glue stick (Pritt Stick or equivalent)
- Camera and charger
Make a Booking
The Perspective workshops will be running on the last weekend in every month through the year dependent on student enrolment and numbers. Please look out for the start and end dates.