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Drawing for Beginners Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Drawing is something that everybody has done before. Children instinctively pick up crayons and draw with them, while adults can find the blank page daunting. The thing that differentiates between children and adults is the lack of fear.

The Drawing for Beginners Diploma Course will give you a basic grounding in drawing practices and encourage you to start your drawing journey. Whether you’ve not picked a pencil up since art class at school or want a new hobby, this course will help you to progress at a steady pace and develop your skills and confidence in the art of drawing.

We’ll look at the drawing materials available (pencil, charcoal, ink, etc.), how to use them, the surfaces you can draw on and the techniques to use with various materials.

We’ll cover the all-important art fundamentals and how to use them effectively, various shading techniques, using effective composition, thinking in 3D with perspective, and sketching – its importance and transferring sketching skills to larger-scale drawings.

We’ll then give you a taste of various subject matters with a module dedicated to understanding how to draw each of the following: still lifes, landscapes, animals, and cityscapes. In addition, the course includes 4 videos demonstrating the drawing and shading of an apple, still life, landscape, and cityscape.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Learn how to draw!
  • Become familiar with various drawing materials and surfaces
  • Understand important art fundamentals
  • Be guided through drawing still lifes, landscapes, animals, and cityscapes
Artist at an easel drawing a portrait with a pencil

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Pencils
  • Part 2: Graphite
  • Part 3: Charcoal
  • Part 4: Ink
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Line, Shape and Form
  • Part 2: Texture, Value, Colour and Space
  • Part 3: Other Elements
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: How to Shade
  • Part 2: Understanding Light
  • Part 3: Some Shading Techniques
  • Video: Apple Shading Demonstration
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Composition?
  • Part 2: Creating Focal Points
  • Part 3: Compositional Techniques
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Perspective?
  • Part 2: Different Perspectives
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Sketching?
  • Part 2: How to Sketch
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Drawing a Still Life
  • Part 2: The Demonstration
  • Part 3: Setting Up Your Own Still Life
  • Video: Still Life Demonstration
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is a Landscape?
  • Part 2: The Demonstration
  • Video: Landscape Demonstration
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Approaching Drawing Animals
  • Part 2: The Demonstration
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction to Cityscapes
  • Part 2: The Demonstration
  • Video: Cityscape Demonstration
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course will interest anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to draw, no matter your level of experience or ability. Upon completion of this course, you’ll have confidence in your drawing ability and have the skills and knowledge to further develop your understanding of drawing and art as a whole. You’ll also have tackled a few types of subject matter and art materials, giving you a better idea of what you may wish to specialise in and use.

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Accreditations

The Drawing for Beginners Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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Drawing for Beginners Diploma Course
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Drawing for Beginners Diploma Course
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