Art Short Course

DRAWING

Drawing


“Drawing is the necessary beginning of everything, and not having it, one has nothing.” Donatello

The foundation of all traditional artistic training, an introduction to drawing will serve to hone the eye and develop the hand of any aspiring artist. A drawing course is recommended prior to any painting course; an understanding of line, proportion and tone is fundamental to painting, as it is to all composition. This course is complemented by our regular life drawing sessions. We offer the right drawing course structure for all levels, whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student.

Suitability


Drawing techniques are at the foundation of almost every art practice. This course is suitable for those looking to learn the very basics of drawing techniques as well as people with drawing experience wishing to refine their practice. Our drawing course is also suitable for those who wish to improve their painting practice by first grasping the fundamentals of drawing. You can expect to achieve:

  • Sound knowledge of the materials and tools involved in drawing
  • A full comprehension of form as depicted through light and shade
  • An understanding of how to give volume and texture to your drawings
  • A solid knowledge of how to represent form with a monochromatic approach
  • The ability to design precise and convincing spatial relationships between the objects or figures in your drawings

HOW IS THE COURSE STRUCTURED

Our art courses are based on individual tuition with a maximum of 10 students allowed per class. Students will practice with different subjects and following a unique study plan according to each student’s skill level. Our tutors will closely work with each student, providing step by step guidance.

You will have an online account to book any of our weekly lessons via our website. Bookings will allow the tutors to know that you are coming and arrange the suitable subjects according to the feedback on your account. Your account will also be used by our tutors to leave feedback about your progress which is shared with the other teachers. This information allows tutors from different timeslots to be briefed on your progress, including what you did in the previous lessons, and what you should do in the upcoming ones, so to provide you with structured and sustained tuition.

As all our tutors are briefed on your progress, the time slots you book each week do not necessarily have to be on the same days and with the same tutors. For example, you can book a lesson on Wednesday with the tutor on duty this week and then book a Thursday lesson (which has a different tutor) for the week after.

If you have enrolled for a particular course, our tutors will cover all the necessary technical skills and guidelines that you should practice (see the tables below). We encourage students to attend lessons with different tutors as well. Many of them have different approaches to something you may have to learn, therefore enriching your views on how to approach a subject or a technique.


Choose A Course


DRAWING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

50
lessons

This package allows for an introduction to further dry media, including pastels. A balance of proportion, accurate tonal range, and an artistic flow of mark-making will be encouraged. Discovery and discussion of the techniques and styles of both traditional and modern masters will be emphasised to further inspire and inform each individual student’s distinct style and development.

40
lessons

This more comprehensive course is recommended to any student who has a serious interest in developing their drawing skills further with a view to the intermediate drawing course or beginners painting course. On top of the skills covered in the first 20 lessons, concepts of composition and perspective will be introduced which will inform the completion of larger, more complex projects to a higher standard.

20
lessons

This course will comprise an introduction to basic materials and techniques, with emphasis on shapes, quality of line and basic shading in the form of sketches and observational studies. Lessons will then move into the development of these techniques. Students will complete highly finished drawings and will have begun to develop a more honed eye.

How to book?

50 Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Lessons


£980 + VAT (£1,375 | save £395)

9-months course

  • Introduction to basic materials and techniques
  • Emphasis on shapes
  • Studies of quality of line and basic shading in the form of sketches and observational studies
  • Compositional studies and techniques
  • Perspective
  • Proportions
  • Tonal ranges
  • Mark-making
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

40 Lessons


£850 + VAT (£1,100 | save £250)

6-months course

  • Introduction to basic materials and techniques
  • Emphasis on shapes
  • Studies of quality of line and basic shading in the form of sketches and observational studies
  • Compositional studies and techniques
  • Perspective
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

20 Lessons


£550 + VAT

3-months course

  • Introduction to basic materials and techniques
  • Emphasis on shapes
  • Studies of quality of line and basic shading in the form of sketches and observational studies

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online

How to book?

DRAWING COURSE FOR INTERMEDIATES

50
lessons

On top of the issues explored during the first 40 lessons, students will begin to tackle more complex techniques, such as the depiction of reflected light, cast shadow and tonal value, as well as different atmospheric effects through monochrome values.

40
lessons

The extended intermediate course will strengthen the student’s ability to depict form, tone and light, as well as offer opportunities to work on projects chosen by the student themselves. Students will further develop a sense of personal style which will enrich their portfolio.

20
lessons

This series of lessons will allow those art students with some drawing experience to reacquaint themselves with both traditional and more contemporary drawing and dry media techniques. Tutors will tailor critiques to the needs of the individual student, encouraging them to delve further into unfamiliar techniques or materials. Increased emphasis will be placed on chiaroscuro, atmosphere and the variation and treatment of edges, pushing students to create works of greater depth.

How to book?

50 Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Lessons


£980 + VAT (£1,375 | save £395)

9-months course

  • Traditional and contemporary drawing and dry media techniques
  • Chiaroscuro techniques
  • Atmosphere studies
  • Treatment and variation of edges
  • Expanded techniques for forms, tones, and lights
  • Work on personal projects and body of work
  • Reflections of light
  • Cast shadows and their tonal values
  • Monochrome
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

40 Lessons


£850 + VAT (£1,100 | save £250)

6-months course

  • Traditional and contemporary drawing and dry media techniques
  • Chiaroscuro techniques
  • Atmosphere studies
  • Treatment and variation of edges
  • Expanded techniques for forms, tones, and lights
  • Work on personal projects and body of work
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

20 Lessons


£550 + VAT

3-months course

  • Traditional and contemporary drawing and dry media techniques
  • Chiaroscuro techniques
  • Atmosphere studies
  • Treatment and variation of edges

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online

How to book?

DRAWING COURSE FOR ADVANCED

50
lessons

On top of the issues explored doing the first 40 lessons, particular and deeper attention will be dedicated to life drawing. A knowledge of anatomy, muscles and the skeletal structure of the body will be gained through a focus on life drawing classes. By the end of this course, the student will have developed a full range of drawing skills, enabling them to master the most complex of subjects.

40
lessons

For those committed to developing their drawing techniques as far as possible; experimentation will be encouraged as well as the completion of highly finished drawings. Throughout the history of artistic training continual practice of drawing has been encouraged. We highly recommend an extended course of lessons for the committed art student.

20
lessons

For those with a strong background in drawing, this series of lessons allows students to pinpoint to our highly qualified and experienced tutors the areas that they wish to develop. Students will be offered a bespoke tutoring service in the areas if their choice which will help them to develop the basis of a professional drawing portfolio (or expand upon an existing one). Subjects can be guided by the student. Students will be encouraged to consider differing approaches to drawing.

How to book?

50 Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Lessons


    £980 + VAT (£1,375 | save £395)

9-months course

  • New approaches to drawing
  • Adaptation of techniques and use of materials for different subject matter and themes
  • Development of a polished body of work and drawing portfolio
  • Selection of subject matter to focus on and refine
  • Implementation of anatomical and life studies
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

40 Lessons


£850 + VAT (£1,100 | save £250)

6-months course

  • New approaches to drawing
  • Adaptation of techniques and use of materials for different subject matter and themes
  • Development of a polished body of work and drawing portfolio
  • Selection of subject matter to focus on and refine
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

20 Lessons


£550 + VAT

3-months course

  • New approaches to drawing
  • Adaptation of techniques and use of materials for different subject matter and themes
  • Basic development of a polished body of work and drawing portfolio

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online

How to book?