Drawing from the human form is one of the most important ways you can improve as an artist, helping you to develop sharper observational skills and accurately transferring form, emotion and gesture onto the page.

This practical course will enable you to build your life drawing skills through the use of a life model. Throughout the six weeks you will study the human form and develop drawings using a range of techniques.

Aims of the course

The course is designed to introduce you to the skills and techniques needed to confidently create observational drawings. It will be delivered through a mixture practical exercises, tutor demonstrations and individual projects. We will provide you with opportunities that will allow you to explore and develop your skills.

Unit Breakdown

The course includes:

Contour with pencil

Weight and Modelling with charcoal

Gesture drawing with charcoal and pencil

Weight and Modelling with brush and tone

Assessment Method

You will received tutorials and will be assessed by the tutor.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course, can lead to our higher level courses.

Career Options

When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a trained artist or designer you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:

- Artists start on around £16,000 a year and can earn £20,000 with 3-5 years' experience

- Graphic designers start on around £21,000 a year and can earn £28,000 with 3-5 years' experience

If you're interested in a career in the art and design industry, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Aimed at training students in their chosen discipline, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities and the chance to exhibit your work, preparing you for your first role in the industry.

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Entry Requirements

This is a beginner's course in Life drawing, you should have an interest in the area but no previous experience is needed.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 10 weeks
Start Date 02/01/2018
End Date 16/03/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £750 p/ year
19-24 £750 p/ year
24+ £750 p/ year
International £750 p/ year


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