Part 3: The afternoon session
Expanding our use of materials and moving into larger scale decisions
The development element of the CPD drawing course is designed to mimic the students move towards the end of a unit, whether coursework or exam, by resolving all the ideas to create a finished product. Embracing the need to move out of the sketchbook or journal, the primary focus is to increase scale and calculate the best compositional layout.
Creating an identity in the artwork
The development of the drawing will move at a very fast pace, taking on board a structured tonal layout with a focus to create and resolve a light source within the image. The visual language of drawing explored in the morning session will now be utilised and brought to fruition in the larger scale format. Ian Murphy will encourage you to personalise the marks, surfaces and approach to the drawing, challenging you to consider such things as expression, gesture, mood and identity.
Plenary and Q & A
Throughout the day, Ian Murphy will encourage you to discuss and share your experiences. His aim is to impart as much knowledge and demonstrate as many techniques as possible to you, but he is aware that these need to have a focus relevant to your everyday practice. The conclusion to the course gives you time to reflect, the opportunity to ask any questions that may have materialised during the day, and offer you the chance to discuss potential strategies going forward. Every technique is fully documented for you to take away; this not only endorses the day’s activity, but also provides you with the all important reference point when collaborating with colleagues and students.