Onsite/Online Art Short Course

LONDON DRAWING CLASSES

London's Top-rated Drawing Classes


“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; the understanding of line, proportion, and tone is fundamental to painting, as it is to all composition.

A leader in art education, the Sunny Art Centre has established itself as one of the most favoured destinations to study art in London and online. The efforts of our art tutors ensure that the Centre can continuously deliver new cutting-edge methods and techniques to facilitate our students’ engagement with art, thus cementing the Centre’s first-class reputation in London.

Our art tutors have unparalleled fine art background from prestigious art institutions worldwide, such as the Royal Academy of Art and Central Saint Martins in London, and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Their expertise guarantees a professional approach. Furthermore, it will ensure that the drawing techniques covered during the course will be demonstrated for easier assimilation. Also, each art lesson is based on individual tuition, and a maximum of 10 art students are allowed per drawing class.

Our beginner to advanced drawing classes are held in our central London art school, next to Chancery Lane underground station, during both weekdays and weekends. We also have group art lessons live online with our expert tutors taught through our online teaching platform. The flexibility of our drawing courses allows you to choose the time slots you want to attend from our choice of up to 16 classes per week. The flexibility of our drawing courses and the individual tuition make our art lessons the most suitable match for people with a busy schedule and who need flexible time slots.

Our online booking only takes 3 minutes, and you can choose your starting date. Book your art course now and start improving your drawing skills.

Live Online Group Art Tuition 


You can attend your art lessons both at our central London art studio 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

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 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.

COVID-19 | On-site lessons policy

To ensure the safety of our students and staff we have implemented the government's Covid-19 policies and advice (link).

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 will need to focus on, 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 an overall structure that lays out 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, refined art tutors with prodigious backgrounds from the best international academies and universities such as the Royal Academy of Art and Central Saint Martins 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 virtue of  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 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 at the centre or the live online art lessons (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; 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 return, 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.

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. You can log in or sign up for a student account after clicking Book Now under your preferred course. The online account 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.

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE ART COURSE?

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.

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.

Monday

4-6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Wednesday

4-6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (L/O)

Friday

4-6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Saturday

10am-12pm (O)

3.30-5.30pm (O)

Sunday

10am-12pm (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.

Monday

4-6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Wednesday

4-6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (L/O)

Friday

4-6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Saturday

10am-12pm (O)

3.30-5.30pm (O)

Sunday

10am-12pm (O)


Choose A Drawing 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 the 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 art 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 art 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 art course will comprise an introduction to basic materials and techniques, with an 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.

50 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Art Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Art 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

Certification

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

40 Art 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

Certification

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

20 Art 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
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

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.

50 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Art Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Art 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

Certification

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

40 Art 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

Certification

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

20 Art 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
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

DRAWING COURSE FOR ADVANCED

50
lessons

On top of the issues explored doing the first 40 art 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 different approaches to drawing.

50 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Art Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Art 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

Certification

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

40 Art 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

Certification

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

20 Art 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
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions