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Artist Michael Camilleri is an expert in tonal drawing and offers workshops for variable levels of ability, length and intensity. At all levels the course creates an understanding of light and shade in a hands-on way, through lots of actual drawing by the participants.
The beginners’ course is full of practical drawing by the students from specially lit models. Students will learn to look for the range of tones from highlight to shadow, and draw them.
Drawing will begin with the classic sphere and other shapes and develop through more complicated combinations of shapes, culminating in the drawing of the human head. The beginners’ course is a great taste of a “serious” drawing class for students, and is also seriously fun. Students will finish having been challenged and accruing some concrete understanding of how we see light and shade on objects and how light creates the appearance of three-dimensional form.
Intermediate and advanced courses are available for those with experience. It is also possible to run the course over an extended time or a number of sessions to travel through the basics and develop to advanced topics. These look at historical sources from the 19th century back to the early Renaissance. They include more advanced drawing techniques, atmospheric perspective and the use of tone in pictures as a whole (composition). Participants will finish with rare insights into tonal drawing that have been gathered by artist Camilleri over two decades.
Kids and adults get straight into creating a story with their own drawings in this fast moving introduction to the language of picture-stories. But don’t worry, no skill is required! The session draws on techniques and theory from film, comics and picture books, and has been developed from Michael’s professional experience in these fields. It […]
This presentation is packed with visuals, including a slideshow reading of the book One Minute’s Silence, snippets of sound effect and animation. The talk includes lots of “behind-the-scenes” insights into the ideas in the book, the historical research and clear examples of how the drawings were made, from rough through to finished art. This is […]