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Courses Code
QDXCELIFDRW
Study method
Part Time
Cost from
£175
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  • Is this course for you?

    This is a recreational course in life drawing and painting suitable for both beginners and experienced. Learners will learn how to draw and paint the life model from direct observation and by exploring a range of media, methods, and techniques. This is a structured course based on projects and weekly activities with demonstrations, group and individual tuition. It is hoped there will be both female and male models to work from at different times. Confident learners will be free to work independently if they so wish.

  • Required qualifications

    No qualifications or experienced needed but more experienced learners will have the opportunity to develop their skills further.

  • What skills will I develop?

    In the study of the human figure, learners will lean how to develop and improve their drawing and painting skills in the use of such formal elements as line, tone, colour and texture by a better understanding of how to measure the figure, achieve correct proportioning, model in light and shade and use colour effectively. Learners will also learn to experiment and explore a more expressive approach where perfect proportioning may not necessarily be the best outcome.

  • Careers

    On completion of the course learners may either consolidate their skills by doing drawing and painting at intermediate level, diversify onto related art subjects like pottery and sculpture or progress onto a higher-level course and onto gaining qualifications in art and design.

  • English and maths

    Although the course is about visual communication, learners will learn key terms, encouraged to use appropriate vocabulary and to discuss their work and that of others. Learners will also learn about measuring, proportioning and perspective.

  • Other important information

    You have to be aged 19 years and above to join this course.

    Learners will need to provide their own art materials. A basic list would include the following:

    • A3 cartridge paper
    • A3 watercolour paper (350gsm/150lb)
    • A3 tinted sugar paper
    • Pencils HB-9B and rubber
    • Box of soft pastels
    • Box of watercolour paint (basic set being Reeves)
    • Watercolour brush (round, size 10)
    • Set of acrylic paint
    • Acrylic brush flat, (5mm, 10mm, 15mm)
    • Black drawing pen
    • Palette
    • Plus access to the internet
  • Is this course for you?

    This is a recreational course in life drawing and painting suitable for both beginners and experienced. Learners will learn how to draw and paint the life model from direct observation and by exploring a range of media, methods, and techniques. This is a structured course based on projects and weekly activities with demonstrations, group and individual tuition. It is hoped there will be both female and male models to work from at different times. Confident learners will be free to work independently if they so wish.

  • Required qualifications

    No qualifications or experienced needed but more experienced learners will have the opportunity to develop their skills further.

  • What skills will I develop?

    In the study of the human figure, learners will lean how to develop and improve their drawing and painting skills in the use of such formal elements as line, tone, colour and texture by a better understanding of how to measure the figure, achieve correct proportioning, model in light and shade and use colour effectively. Learners will also learn to experiment and explore a more expressive approach where perfect proportioning may not necessarily be the best outcome.

  • Careers

    On completion of the course learners may either consolidate their skills by doing drawing and painting at intermediate level, diversify onto related art subjects like pottery and sculpture or progress onto a higher-level course and onto gaining qualifications in art and design.

  • English and maths

    Although the course is about visual communication, learners will learn key terms, encouraged to use appropriate vocabulary and to discuss their work and that of others. Learners will also learn about measuring, proportioning and perspective.

  • Other important information

    You have to be aged 19 years and above to join this course.

    Learners will need to provide their own art materials. A basic list would include the following:

    • A3 cartridge paper
    • A3 watercolour paper (350gsm/150lb)
    • A3 tinted sugar paper
    • Pencils HB-9B and rubber
    • Box of soft pastels
    • Box of watercolour paint (basic set being Reeves)
    • Watercolour brush (round, size 10)
    • Set of acrylic paint
    • Acrylic brush flat, (5mm, 10mm, 15mm)
    • Black drawing pen
    • Palette
    • Plus access to the internet

Apply for a course

  • Life Drawing

    Code: QLDXCELIFDRW-2

    Cost: £175

    Start Date: 11th January 2023

    Start Time:13:30 PM

    End Time:16:00 PM

    Part Time: 10 Week(s)

  • Life Drawing

    Code: QLDXCELIFDRW-3

    Cost: £175

    Start Date: 19th April 2023

    Start Time:13:30 PM

    End Time:16:00 PM

    Part Time: 10 Week(s)