Drawing Archaeological Artefacts: Pottery, Flint, Metalwork and Organic Materials - Two day event
|Time||10:00 - 16:00|
This weekend course is suitable for beginners, and those who wish to refresh their drawing skills. Each session will begin with a power-point introduction on how to draw the artefact type/s being drawn in that session, using modern drawing conventions, and demonstrating good and bad illustration practices.
The course will only cover the pencil drawings of these artefacts. Today most publication illustration is completed by using various computer drawing programmes, which are not available at this course. The students, if they wish and have the right pens, can attempt to ink up their pencil drawings if there is time. What-ever the method of producing illustrations for publication are used, the drawing conventions are the same, and will be taught to the standard of any archaeological drawing office.
Drawing equipment needed for the course.
Lunch: Please feel welcome to bring a packed lunch. Otherwise at lunch time there are various pubs, cafes and shops nearby. Tea and coffee making facilities are available throughout the day at the Centre for a small charge.
Having been interested, and active, in local archaeology for many years, Jane was employed by the University College London Field Archaeology Unit for 13 years as Senior Illustrator and Planner. This position required the drawing of artefacts and site plans for various types of regional and national publications.
During this period, and into retirement, Jane taught Archaeological Illustration to undergraduates at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, adults studying with CCE at Sussex University, along with many local archaeological societies in South-East England. Jane’s illustration work was assessed by the then Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors (now part of the CIFA), and for some years she acted as their Assessment Officer.