LIFE DRAWING / PORTRAIT PAINTING COURSE

This life drawing and portrait painting art course is aimed at students wishing to focus on the exploration of the human figure. The course tutors will show students how different body features relate to one another, and will hence instruct them on how to represent anatomy, musculature and different poses effectively.

The art teachers will also introduce students to drawing techniques which will ensure the proper representation of each anatomical part from hands, feet, legs and arms to facial features such as eyes, nose, lips, and ears. The use of study skeletons and cast objects will aid the students with the manipulation of tones, textures and volume for fine academic representations of the body.

The presence of life models will enable students to develop their ability to handle light and shade, to represent different body types and to draw musculature in motion.

You can attend your art lessons both at our central London art studio or remotely online via our live online teaching platform.

All of our art courses can be learnt in our central London art studio at Sunny Art Centre or remotely online via our live online teaching platform. The live online art tuition will follow the same structure as our on-site sessions. You can, therefore, have live interactive art lessons with our expert art tutors remotely, wherever you are.

Suitability

Please note that there are some preliminary foundational skills and knowledge with regular drawing and painting that you will need before successfully approaching the human body. 

Hence why we recommend that beginners sign up for a Beginner's Drawing or Painting course before approaching this course on human anatomy.

This will ensure that you will have all the foundational skills necessary to enjoy this course.

What You Will Achieve Upon Completion of the Course

Students will explore the beauty of the human figure, develop good observation skills, perfect the techniques for portraiture, and learn how to express their inner artist. You will become highly proficient in drawing/painting the human figure with various mediums and in recording different poses in a relatively short time. In particular, you will understand how to portray anatomy accurately, to develop your use of light and tone, and to construct a space through the use of settings and backgrounds. By the end of the course, you will have produced several high-quality drawings/paintings to add to your art collection!

HOW CAN WE PROVIDE YOU WITH A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE?

Bespoke Study Plan to Ensure Our Art Course in London Is the Most Suitable for You
During your first art lesson, you will have an introductory session with a dedicated art tutor to help you understand what you need and your skill level. This art lesson allows the tutor to create a personalised study plan and art course structure that will be most suitable for you. This study plan will provide the overall structure of what you should follow and achieve during your course to maximise your results.

Different Art Tutors from the Best Art Academy
Our tutors designed and created each of our art courses. They are expert and refined art tutors with prodigious backgrounds from the best international academies and universities such as the Royal Academy of Art and Central Saint Martin’s in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Athens Academy in Greece. Our art tutors have years of experience teaching art students from all over the world. By being able to book art lessons taught by different tutors, you can explore different perspectives and approaches on some critical issues covered in this art course. Our tutors work closely together to provide a coherent structure and experience throughout your time here.

Small Groups with Bespoke Art Tuition
We always limit each of our art classes to less than 10 art students, allowing our teachers to work closely with every student and provide individual guidance. According to each student’s study plan, during each lesson, the teacher will arrange the most suitable subject for you and will teach each student the appropriate techniques.

Flexible Timetable to Let You Choose the Days You Want to Attend
When you purchase a course package (e.g. a 60 art lessons course), it will be transferred to your online account. You will be able to log-in and use your course package to book any available art class (see timetable section below). We have art classes every day, and you can book them at any time. Because you can book the time slots that are most suitable for you, you can also choose your starting date as well.

Flexible Credit System to Save You Money
One lesson will be taken from your package only when you book a class. Therefore, you don’t have to book and use all the lessons immediately, but you can book them as you progress with the art course. The system is just like an oyster card that you use as you go.

Our Tutors Will Update Your Progress on Your Account After Each Lesson
After each art lesson, our tutor will leave internal feedback for other tutors to see. This information briefs art tutors from different time slots on your progress, including what you did in the previous art lessons and what you should do in the upcoming ones. Therefore, even if you leave for a holiday break, when you will be back, all your progress history will be saved there for our tutors to use to resume your art lessons.

Manage Your Bookings from Your Online Account
You can easily cancel, reschedule and book your art lessons all from your online account. Please note that we have a 48H cancellation and reschedule policy. We recommend booking art classes at least 2 days or earlier to guarantee enough availability of seats and to give you enough time if you need to reschedule/cancel the session.

ART MATERIALS PACKS

Using the right art materials playing an essential role in the art course.  You can prepare your art materials by yourself from this list, to avoid the trouble of mistakenly purchasing the wrong art materials. Our art tutors have designed a variety of drawing and painting art materials packages specifically for our art courses with promising quality. They contain all the necessary art tools that you will need to use during the art lessons. You can pre-order online in the checkout page, or via this link: Art Material Packages.

How Do the Art Lessons Work?

How do on-site lessons work?

  • Each course follows a step-by-step structure to cover the necessary concepts and techniques according to your chosen package
  • For each lesson, your workspace will be set-up for your arrival, and the tutor will have your specific subject prepared for the lesson
  • You will receive group or individual demonstrations plus one-to-one expert guidance during the lessons. At the end of each class, your progress is recorded.

How do the live online art lessons work?

  • The live online art lessons follow the same step-by-step structure as the on-site classes. You can attend the lesson on your phone, tablet or desktop. All you need will be the link, meeting ID and password you will receive in your booking confirmation.
  • We teach the fundamental principles and techniques using real objects you find in your house or guidance material that the tutors will give you.
  • For personal demos and guidance, the lesson will be divided into two virtual rooms so that you can have individual tuition during a demo without disturbing the other practising students
  • We recommend using your mobile with a flexible arm so that you can point the camera directly at your canvas/sketchbook while practising. An adjustable arm will allow you to turn the camera and screen so that you can see the tutors’ demo when they need to show you how a technique is executed. Our art materials packs include a flexible phone arm for you.

Advantages

No fixed starting date or timetable: you can book any available lesson(s) when it suits you, either at the centre or remotely through our Live Online Group Art Tuition service.

Our art classes are tailored to your level and needs, keeping your development in mind throughout the course

We can teach you how to handle every medium including oil, acrylic, and watercolour

Only 10 students are allowed per art lesson so that our teacher can provide individual and targeted advice

We have art lessons available every day, including on both Saturdays and Sundays. Select and book the classes which suit your timetable using your personal online account

Take full advantage of our classes with life models to master your depictions of the human body

Our Art Centre’s team of expert art tutors has an incredibly strong academic background - they honed their valuable skills and trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the Royal Academy of Arts and Central Saint Martins in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Athens Academy in Greece, and the Florence Academy of Art.

The extraordinary efforts of the art tutors ensure that the organisation can continuously deliver bespoke cutting-edge art tuition for students both on-site at our London art studio, Sunny Art Centre or remotely online.

Timetable

Live Online Art Lessons(L)        On-site Art Lessons(O)       2hr/Lesson


You can find the timetable below for both Live Online Art Lessons and On-site Art Lessons (held at Sunny Art Centre). Online lessons allow a maximum of 6 students per class while 10 for on-site.
Note: The one-site lessons are temporarily suspended during the lockdown. Live online lessons will continue as usual.

Monday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
4– 6pm (O)

Anatomical Cast Drawing
6:30-8:30pm (O)

Tuesday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
4–6pm (L/O)

Anatomical Cast Drawing
6:30-8:30pm (O)

Wednesday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
4–6pm (O)

Anatomical Cast Drawing
6:30-8:30pm (L/O)

Thursday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
4–6pm (O)

Anatomical Cast Drawing
6:30-8:30pm (O)

Friday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
4–6pm (O)

Anatomical Cast Drawing
6:30-8:30pm (O)

Saturday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
10am-12pm (L/O)

Anatomical Cast Drawing
1-3pm (O)

Life Drawing/Painting
3.30-5.30pm (O)

Sunday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
10am-12pm (L/O)

Anatomical Cast Drawing
1-3pm (O)

Anatomical Cast Drawing
3.30-5.30pm (O)

Timetable

Live Online Art Lessons(L)
On-site Art Lessons(O)
2hr/Lesson


You can find the timetable below for both Live Online Art Lessons and On-site Art Lessons (held at Sunny Art Centre). Online lessons allow a maximum of 6 students per class while 10 for on-site.

Note: The one-site lessons are temporarily suspended during the lockdown. Live online lessons will continue as usual.

Monday

Anatomical Cast Drawing 4– 6pm (O) and/or 6:30-8:30pm (O)

Tuesday

Anatomical Cast Drawing 4– 6pm (L/O) and/or 6:30-8:30pm (O)

Wednesday

Anatomical Cast Drawing 4– 6pm (O) and/or 6:30-8:30pm (L/O)

Thursday

Anatomical Cast Drawing 4– 6pm (O) and/or 6:30-8:30pm (O)

Friday

Anatomical Cast Drawing 4– 6pm (O) and/or 6:30-8:30pm (O)

Saturday

Anatomical Cast Drawing 10am-12pm (L/O) and/or 1-3pm (O)

Life Drawing/Painting 3.30-5.30pm (O)

Sunday

Anatomical Cast Drawing 10am-12pm (L/O), and/or 1-3pm (O) and/or 3:30-5:30pm (O)

Student Online Account

Every student has a personal online account. Once you sign up for a course, your course lessons will be added to your online account, which allows you to:

  1. Check the course timetable and book the time slots of lessons you want to attend.
  2. Book the classes with your preferred tutors.
  3. Manage your existing bookings and check your booking history.
  4. Receive confirmation emails and text messages with reminders about your bookings.

3 Minutes to Sign Up

Once you sign up for an art course with us, you can choose to either attend the group art lessons at our central London art studio or live online art lessons – a unique option to learn leading art tuition in-person or remotely.

1. Purchase your preferred art course from this page below by clicking on the Book Now button.

2. The login/signup pop-up window will appear after clicking on the Book Now button. Sign up (new student) or login (returning student) to proceed to payment as you need an account to sync your order and book your lessons.

3. After payment, the system will redirect you to your online account to book your preferred time slots from the timetable for your on-site sessions at the centre or live online art lessons.

4. You will receive a confirmation email once the booking is confirmed.

No. Lessons

Price (Vat ex.)

Expiry

50

£1,800 | £1,302 (save £498)

9 months

40

£1,200 | £850 (save £350)

6 months

20

£580

3 months

3 Minutes to Sign Up

Once you sign up for an art course with us, you can choose to either attend the group art lessons at our central London art studio or live online art lessons – a unique option to learn leading art tuition in-person or remotely.

1. Purchase your preferred art course from this page below by clicking on the Book Now button.

2. The login/signup pop-up window will appear after clicking on the Book Now button. Sign up (new student) or login (returning student) to proceed to payment as you need an account to sync your order and book your lessons.

3. After payment, the system will redirect you to your online account to book your preferred time slots from the timetable for your on-site sessions at the centre or live online art lessons.

4. You will receive a confirmation email once the booking is confirmed.

No. Lessons Price (Vat ex.) Expiry
60 + Free acrylic pack Recommended for beginners! £1,800 £1,302 (Save £498) ex VAT 10 months Book Now
40  + Free premium drawing pack £1,200 £850 (Save £350) ex VAT 6 months Book Now
20 £580 ex VAT 3 months Book Now

3 Minutes to Sign Up

Once you sign up for an art course with us, you can choose to either attend the group art lessons at our central London art studio or live online art lessons – a unique option to learn leading art tuition in-person or remotely.

1. Purchase your preferred art course from this page below by clicking on the Book Now button.

2. The login/signup pop-up window will appear after clicking on the Book Now button. Sign up (new student) or login (returning student) to proceed to payment as you need an account to sync your order and book your lessons.

3. After payment, the system will redirect you to your online account to book your preferred time slots from the timetable for your on-site sessions at the centre or live online art lessons.

4. You will receive a confirmation email once the booking is confirmed.

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60 + Free acrylic pack Recommended for beginners!
Use within 10 months
£1,800 £1,302 (Save £498) ex VAT
Use within 6 months
£1,200 £850 (Save £350) ex VAT
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