Learn To Draw Course
Drawing is simply taking a line for a walk - Paul Klee
Does it seem that simple to you? If drawing feels like a chore and you’d like to learn more about how to loosen up your line, let it flow with ease and glow with light and shadow then our learn to draw course is just what you need! We’ve designed a 6 week course with absolute beginners in mind that takes you gently through the core concepts of drawing, teaching you the tricks that make putting marks to paper easy!
Learn to draw
There are 5 key concepts that will help you to draw with accuracy.
Over this 6 week comprehensive course you’ll gain a full understanding of:
Edges - All lines
Spaces - The space between those lines
Relationships - One shape in relation to another or proportion
Light and Shadow - Understanding tonal scales
Gestalt - Your own style
Find the line
Our early sessions will focus on loosening up your lines - with a range of mark-making activities to get your drawing flowing. We’ll explore a range of different strategies for mark-making, leaving you with a ‘dictionary of marks’ with which to to tackle any subject.
Our 6 week course will include a full drawing starter kit with all the tools needed to record your subject matter and a sketchbook to record your progress over time.
Once you’ve started to doodle - we’ll work on strategies to improve the spacing of your lines, using drawing tools to ensure accuracy and support you as you ‘learn to see’
See the light
Once you’ve found the edges and got your spacing right, we’ll work on bringing those shapes into form - learning how to see both light and shadow correctly and how to record these to bring simple objects to life!
Prepare to blow your own mind as you learn some simple strategies that will get your drawings glowing and appearing three dimensional as they lift from the page!
We’ll have two experienced tutors on hand to guide you through each stage and offer feedback on how to improve your work and develop further.
Find your style
See you style emerge from the page and you find new ways of working that suit you and reflect your unique perspective on the world around you. Watch your confidence grow as your skill develops and produce drawings that capture light, shadow and form with precision.
There is so much that we weren’t taught at school and this course aims to bring you back to school - but in a gentle supportive atmosphere with a group of like-minded learners. Our course sizes are capped at 8 students so you receive the individual support you need.
All materials, a full drawing starter kit with specialised drawing tools, a sketchbook, thorough feedback and light refreshments are included in this 6 week beginners course.
Learn to Draw Course
Starts: Tuesday 17th September 2019 / Fully Booked - see below for next course.
Course timings: 12:30 to 14:30
Course Continues: Tuesday 24th September, Tuesday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd October 2019.
Course tutors : Ellie Green and Janice Webb
How to book: Book online to secure your space. Full Booking terms and conditions are here. Gift option available at checkout and gift vouchers a valid either as money off or for the full course.
Future dates: Can’t make the current course? This course runs throughout the year and will start again as an evening course on Tuesday 5th November - 19:00 to 21:00 running weekly for 6 weeks until Tuesday 10th December 2019.