Courses

Life Drawing 

Booking Info
  • TutorAnne Brierley
  • Price-
  • Age18+
  • LevelAll Levels

Sat 21 Apr, 9.30am – 12.30pm | 12 wk Term £133 (£120) | All Levels | Age 18+

Work directly from a life model to explore techniques that may be used to represent the human form.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners who may be completely new to painting and drawing or anyone who would like to learn about representing the human form from a life model.

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

What will you learn on this course?
On this course you will learn how to represent the human form when drawing and painting. You will be introduced to a range of techniques and materials that will allow you to explore different interpretations and styles when working from a life model. The course covers:

Drawing Techniques:


  • Charcoal
  • Pencil
  • Pastel

Learning To Draw:


  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Light & Shade effects
  • Good composition

Colour Mixing:


  • Watercolours
  • Acrylic paints
  • Inks
  • Mixed media (e.g. paint and pastel)
  • How to ‘layer’ a painting
  • Being Experimental

This course uses both male and female life models. The tutor sets short poses and group tasks as you learn the various techniques and develop your skills. The tutor will also set longer poses allowing you to experiment with what you have learned and begin exploring your own particular style or approach. The class includes group tuition and one-to-one support from the tutor. Guidance will be tailored to your level of experience to help you to achieve your aims for your work.

In addition to practical drawing and painting techniques the course focuses on creative skills, artistic knowledge and self-confidence.

On completion of this course students will usually have produced several finished drawings and paintings, along with supporting drawings, paintings and research. You can expect to have gained new skills and confidence in art techniques and enjoyed working in a friendly, lively class of like-minded people.

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, erasers, sharpeners, brushes and paint.

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

Are there any additional costs?
As the course progresses students should expect to provide some of their own art materials that they bring to the class at their own cost. This would typically include cartridge paper, drawing materials, masking tape, acrylic paints, brushes and palettes.

Who teaches this course?
Anne Brierley