Our afternoon courses take place in the main Slade building, Gower Street. They are taught by practising artists, many of whom studied at the Slade and also teach on the Slade Summer School.
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Duration: Mondays 2:30 – 5:00pm, 7 October – 25 November 2019 / 8 Afternoons
Tutor(s): Sandra Smith, Tom Worsfold
Level: This course is suitable for beginners and those who want to refresh their knowledge of the basics
This course gives students the opportunity to explore the core skills of drawing. The emphasis of the course is to explore drawing as a means of articulating form and as a tool for thinking. Students will be encouraged to use drawing as a feeder for ideas into their own art practice. Using the idea of perception as the starting point for visual enquiry, we will be working almost entirely from observation. The eight sessions will explore light and tone, materials and surface, space and line, composition, measurement, proportion and drawing systems such as perspective. Students will draw from a life model for three of the eight sessions. They will experiment with a variety of techniques and materials including pencil, ink, white chalk, willow and compressed charcoal.
We will provide basic drawing materials such as paper, pencils, ink, palettes and containers, chalk and willow charcoal. You will receive a more detailed materials list once your booking has been confirmed.
Duration: Tuesday 2:30 – 5:00pm, 8 October - 26 November 2019 / 8 Afternoons
Tutor(s): Ian Rowlands, Kate Hopkins
Level: This course is suitable for beginners and those who want to refresh their knowledge of the basics.
In this course you will develop your ability to represent the human head and build a body of work around a single subject. The emphasis is on developing your drawing and painting skills through a practical approach to the study of portraiture.
Initially you will focus on studies working directly from the model, firstly through linear drawing and measurement, as well as tonal studies. You will then move onto approaches that allow for more expressive potential. You will explore colour and its role in the articulation of space and form. These structured, developmental studies will lead into a small sustained study over the final two sessions, and are aimed at giving you strategies to support you when working on your own sustained painting from life after concluding the course.
Easels, drawing boards and painting panels will be provided. You will receive a more detailed materials list once your booking has been confirmed.
Short Courses are open to anyone aged seventeen and over.
STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
Slade Short Courses are designed for adults and the students attending our courses usually span a wide range of ages. For those students interested in attending a short course who are below the age of 18 (17+), we ask you to provide the following documents in addition to the application form so that we may consider you:
- A letter from the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Head of Year or art teacher at your school stating your suitability for the course and
- A letter from your parent or guardian confirming that you will have appropriate accommodation for the duration of the course, and that personal liability and contents insurance has been set up for you.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Bookings are made via the UCL Online Store. To enrol, please click on the link for your chosen course:
- Afternoon: Portraiture Drawing & Painting The Head (Tuesdays 2:30 – 5:00pm, 8 October - 26 November 2019) - £375.00
Please contact us if you are experiencing any issues by emailing email@example.com or by phone on 020 7679 2317.
The course fee covers tuition, provision of an easel, palette and drawing board, where appropriate, and studio space. The course fee does not include materials other than drawing supplies for the first session of each course. You must supply all other materials yourself.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations are permitted up to one month before the start of a course, subject to a £25 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than one calendar month before the start of a course. Students who do not attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments do not have the right to a refund. For this reason we recommend that students take out personal insurance against any unforeseeable circumstances before the start of their course.
BEFORE YOU START
Further course details, a materials list and map will be sent to you before the course begins.
Short Courses take place at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL campus, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. Nearest tubes are Goodge Street (Northern Line) and Euston (Northern and Victoria Lines). Public transport links can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/locations/public-transport. There are meters and NCP car parks nearby. Please note that we are located within the Congestion Charge zone.
If you have any specific access needs, such as availability of step-free access, parking facilities, or accessible toilets, or require other support or adjustments, we will need to know about your access requirements in advance. Please tell us about your needs in confidence by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 020 7679 2317.
The studios will be open fifteen minutes prior to the course start time.
Short Course students are required to sign a Safety Compliance Form as part of UCL Health and Safety regulations. Aerosol fixative sprays and smoking are not permitted in the building. The use of mobile telephones, radios, personal stereos and kettles is not allowed in the studios. Please take care of your belongings at all times and never leave valuables unattended. We regret that we cannot be held responsible for the loss of students' belongings. Students must make sure that they take all work and belongings away at the end of the course.
Please contact the Slade on 020 7679 2317 or email email@example.com.
The information given above is accurate at the time of publication. However, the Slade School of Fine Art reserves the right to cancel or amend courses if circumstances require it.