Emma’s Foundation Course Journey

My first three weeks of the Foundation Course, Autumn Term 2018

I have so enjoyed my first three weeks of the Foundation Course. They’ve been a huge amount of fun and I’ve already learnt so much. I studied art at school and did a little at university but haven’t been taught since, so I’m pretty out of practice.

I have enrolled on the Monday Foundation course, both morning and afternoon, so that I am able to complete both parts of the course in one term. It is proving to be the perfect way for me to re-learn the grammar and scales of drawing and painting, whilst being surrounded by other like-minded people who are on the same very exciting journey, no matter what standard.

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The first six lessons have been spent learning the techniques used at LFAS and the fundamentals of Relative Proportion, through step-by-step instruction and watching the tutor’s demonstrations. With lots of charcoal and endless pieces of brown packing paper, I have spent 18 hours grappling with drawing lines, boxes, bottles, teacups and more recently, plaster casts – whilst remembering to stand back from my board and to think, as well as look very carefully at what I am drawing, at all times!

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Last week, I was introduced to shadow shapes and shading my charcoal drawings, which was both challenging, as it proved to be a lot more difficult I thought, and very rewarding when I finally got it right!

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I’m very much looking forward to next week and using what I have learnt to build on my drawing technique – fingers crossed all goes well!

 

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