Life Drawing

Part Time

Life Drawing is the artistic tradition of drawing the human body from a live model.   

Based in the Art Studio, with expert tuition, this friendly and relaxed class will guide and support you through the challenges of life drawing using both traditional and experimental drawing techniques

This eight week course is suitable for anyone who has an interest or passion for drawing the human form.  Whether you are a complete beginner who wants to learn the elements of art or have some experience and want to be challenged to work in new ways.

The Art Studio provides a professional creative space to work in and a welcoming, friendly and supportive environment.  The class is structured to introduce a variety of drawing techniques and approaches to challenge the artist.

This course is for you if you...

  • Have a desire to learn new drawing skills.
  • Want to build on and develop your existing experience of drawing.
  • Want to build a portfolio of observational drawing.

Entry requirements

Enthusiasm and an open mind. No previous experience or qualifications are required. 

About the course

Working from a life model in a relaxed environment artists will explore gesture, contours, composition, tone, line, mass and colour through drawing whilst referencing traditional and contemporary artists.  Through the process ‘seeing the whole form’ and using experimental techniques artists will develop their individual style and produce multiple outcomes.  You will learn measuring techniques for understanding composition and proportions of the body.  There will be short ‘warm up’ poses each session and poses will vary in length throughout the course, progressing to the longer pose as competence and confidence develops.

Life Drawing can be an important way for artists to hone their skills – but it can have a much wider impact too. It can contribute to a mindful and relaxed state, reduce anxiety, improve problem-solving and encourage new perspectives. It’s also really fun.

This structured Life Drawing course is suitable for all abilities. It is suitable for those new to the subject area or drawing in general as an introduction to key elements as well as for those with some experience who wish to develop their practice through the exercises and studies and revisit the fundamentals of this classical subject that will enhance every other drawing experience.


Easels, drawing boards and board clips are provided.  Please bring with you charcoal, soft pastels and fixative (hairspray).  You will need A2/A1 paper also but this is available to buy from the college at an extra cost.   Other materials will be suggested by the tutor when needed. The cost of the model is included in the fee for the course.

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