Part 1 – Using a graphite pencil without the aid of an eraser, you will learn to achieve a more instinctual and primal approach to drawing. The notion of permanence in mark making is presented as an important means of discovery and the catalyst for embracing chance in drawing. The idea of the 'happy accident' removes the concept of mistakes so participants may take a less hesitant, more expressive approach to making work.
Part 2 – Working with graphite pencil, you learn directional tonal applications to give mass and form to objects and find new ways of seeing.
Part 3 – Making a series of charcoal drawings, you explore a diverse and exploratory approach to making work. Using the eraser as a mark-making rather than corrective tool, you will develop drawings that evolve through a process of experimentation and discovery.