About The Art of Still Life (Summer)

Develop your observational and technical skills in drawing still life compositions with confidence. This course is an opportunity to explore and gain skills in still life drawing through drawing materials, drawing techniques and a variety of subject matter.

What will you learn on this course?

This is a structured course in still life drawing that will guide you step by step in using a range of drawing materials, such as graphite pencils/sticks, charcoal pencils, pastel, pen and ink, coloured/water soluble pencils, and collage. You will gain skills in mark marking, perspective and scale, shadow, tone and textures.

You will bring together all of the skills and techniques you have learnt to bring different still life compositions to life and work with a variety of intriguing subject matter. These will include simple objects, geometric shapes, household objects, metal, glass, stone, ceramic, plants, flowers, fabric and fruit.

Each week the tutor will set a specific project. She will demonstrate techniques which will be supported with examples of artists’ work. Students will then undertake practical exercises to learn and apply the technique themselves with individual guidance and support from the tutor.

On completing the course, you can expect to have a portfolio of drawings which demonstrate your understanding of drawing materials and technical skills.

This is a relaxed, calming course which allows you to explore techniques and skills which will give you the confidence to develop your work even further.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all levels including beginners who have no prior drawing experience, and improvers who are looking to refine their skills.

This course may be accessible for people with disabilities. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

Basic art materials will be provided but you may wish to bring your own resources as the course develops.

Are there any additional costs?

Any additional materials must be provided at your own expense.

Who teaches this course?

Lisa Broughton

Dates and times

  • April – July