From the caves at Lascaux to the plans for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, so much human endeavour begins with drawing. As children, when we pick up a crayon and draw, we discover a liberating and potent way to describe the world around us. Drawing is our first language with which we communicate our fantasies, our loves and fears, but over the years, something happens to persuade most of us that it is no longer of any value and we cease to make room for it in our lives. This one day course takes as its starting point John Ruskin’s idea that while we may never become great artists, we can become more appreciative, reflective of and intimate with our world through drawing. You will learn how to visually assess your subject, measure, use proportion, work with tone and begin to develop the confident drawing style you’ve always wanted.