Life Drawing - Beginners/intermediate

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 192 Conc £96 Full £429 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 11 MAC 19/09/2019 05/12/2019 AA1100
Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 11 MAC 09/01/2020 26/03/2020 AA2100
Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 11 MAC 23/04/2020 09/07/2020 AA3100

What will the course cover?

Discover why life drawing is considered the essential discipline of good draughtsmanship. We will cover: proportion, centre of gravity, structure, mark making, styles and approaches and use of various materials.

Who is the course for?

Beginners or those with some experience who would like to go back to basics.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

None, beginners are welcome but some drawing experience would benefit.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Make drawings of the figure from direct observation. Have some awareness of how the human form is structured. Identify human proportion and show this in life drawings.

How is the course organised?

Group practical drawing sessions with a life model

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

None, although gallery visits would be beneficial. It is also usefull to look at the work of other artists in libraries, on the web etc.

How will my progress be assessed?

One to one and group feedback sessions and continuous evaluation of work produced. Your progress will be charted by both you and the tutor using your Individual Learning Plan and Learning Journal.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Higher level courses in life drawing or on to other visual art studies such as general drawing, painting or design.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Protective clothing is advisable. Cartridge paper and charcoal are available to buy at a nominal cost. Students should provide their own fixative, masking tape, sketch books and additional drawing materials as necessary.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.