Bring your phone: a smartphone is a great tool, especially when drawing from a reference.
Bring a cardigan/jacket: weather permitting, class may be held outside.
A sketchpad will be provided for each participant.
Bring your FaBd art toolkit to each class.
Toolkits are available for purchase online, in our shop, and on the first night of the class.
To make the most of the course, we advise you purchase a FaBd toolkit, as the course is built around the specific types high-quality artist's pencils included in the kit. A materials list is available upon request.
A bag, preferably waterproof (in case of rain) to carry your brand new sketch-pad home in.
Children 16 and under must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
The first ten minutes of each class is for getting settled in, think freeform Q&A. In your first lesson you can expect your instructor to run through a quick list of basics for artists. At subsequent classes, this time is a great chance to share what you did with the techniques you aquired in previous lessons.
As the first ten minutes are primarily a grace period, for participants running late, your instructor may choose to start as soon as everyone is present.
Each class will also have a twenty minute break midway through.
The first four classes will also focus on one or more specific items in your toolkit.
Class 1: Introduction to your tool-kit, Mastering the basics, plotting & technique
Class 2: Shadow, shading & light, Solid, straight or bendy?
Class 3: Subject mapping. Light, Layering & Blending
Class 4: Proportion, Perspective & Balance
Class 5: Free-form Drawing - Honing & Using the Techniques Learned Prt: 1
Class 6: Free-form Drawing - Honing & Using the Techniques Learned Part: 2 + Class Graduation