About Introduction to Classical Representational Drawing (Summer)

Learn the art of classical drawing following the atelier method with accomplished professional artist Tonderai. You will learn how to create representational drawings of the human figure, develop your observational and measurement skills, and create your own highly developed art works interpreting form and tone to bring your drawings to life.

What will you learn on this course?

This course introduces you to the Atelier Method of drawing, a form of fine art instruction modelled after the historic private art studios of Europe in the 19th century.

The tutor will introduce you to contemporary approaches and cultural interpretations of this classical methodology.

The course will cover the following;

  • Observational skills
  • Measurement of the form
  • Techniques of proportion, lighting, tone, form and detail
  • Contouring and shading
  • Selection of appropriate materials to achieve desired effect
  • Time management skills and methodical planning
  • Confidence Building
  • Fine motor skills

The course will focus on drawing using charcoal, black crayon and paper stumps however advanced students are welcome to bring materials to work in other mediums such as watercolour or pastels.

Please note that part of the course will be studying a life model.

The tutor will support your learning through demonstrations and assistance based on your individual needs and aims.

On completion of this course you can expect to have a selection of drawings and portraits.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open beginners, so you don’t need any previous drawing experience. This is a great course for those interested in learning to draw from life.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities who can undertake practical drawing activities. A support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

The drawing and painting studio is equipped with easels and drawing boards. Paper is provided that can be used during the lesson, and some basic art materials that may be borrowed on the day, such as pencils, graphite sticks, erasers, sharpeners.

You may wish to bring additional art materials to work with.

Are there any additional costs?

You may wish to provide additional materials at your own expense.

Who teaches this course?

Tonderai Muzah

Dates and times

  • April – July