As a term, “Free Drawing” refers to the representation of a subject in pencil on paper, with a composition of objects located in the room. “Free Drawing” is carried out with “free hand”, without the help of geometrical tools.
The teaching of “Free Drawing” in the “En Technon” Art Workshop is mainly based on the proper learning of the visual perception of space. The students learn to perceive the volumes through the shapes, the lighting and the shadows in such a way that they organize and render what they see in the space on a piece of paper.
The criteria for the Entrance Examinations are specific, while the final score of each candidate is formed by the individual evaluations. The evaluations concern the size and correct placement on the design surface, the tonal gradation, the performance of the materials of the objects, the proportions of the symbols and the relationships between them in the quality of the writing, as well as in the general impression of the subject.
The organized preparation of the “Free Drawing” includes systematic study on the subject, by teaching mainly on an individual level by the teacher/painter Alexis Vlachos, but also by student’s personal practice. The teaching of “Free Drawing” takes place in the ”En Technon” Art Workshop, with a variety of topics that cover all learning levels. Beginners and advanced students are in the same room, as the coexistence of students is considered important, (especially for the beginners), since they are inspired by the work and skills of the advanced ones, while at the same time a warm climate of solidarity is created.
The required study time for a satisfactory preparation for the Entrance Exams of the “Free Drawing” depends solely on the good organization of the teaching program as well as the many years of experience of the teacher/painter Alexis Vlachos, so as to achieve the goal of a successful performance.