LESSON PLANS WINTER TERM 2023 (1st half) Lesson 1: Landscape composition and shape.
We start our sessions again in the first full week of September, and in this first project we're going to look at abstracting landscape. I'll begin by asking my students to study a collection of small landscape images and interpret them using pencil line. They can then experiment with these by rubbing out some of the image and blocking in areas of tone and colour - simplifying the image, clarifying some of the greater shapes within the landscape image.
Looking forward to getting back to class and seeing everyone again soon!
Winter Term 1st half 2023 – lesson 1: Landscape: composition and shape (leading to a working drawing).
· You have a laminated sheet with several landscape images on it.
· In your sketch books draw the same number of boxes, all of the same proportions and approximately the same size (can be bigger but not smaller).
· Looking very carefully at where the main horizontals and verticals sit in relation to the sides of the boxes, make a line drawing for each landscape.
· Try and interpret everything with a line – this becomes trickier with things like clumps of foliage but find your own way of describing it with line/outline.
· If you finish your drawings before the lesson is over, choose one of the drawings and rub out some of the information.
· With colour pencils (I have some in class) or watercolours if you have them with you, block some of the remaining areas and shapes.
· You’re working towards an abstracted landscape. Tray this with as many as you have time for.
Next lesson: Bring the landscape image (photo, copy of a famous painting, calendar image etc.) that you would like to work from. Bring pencils, colour pencils and watercolours for a mixed media working drawing. I will have some images if you can’t find one.