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.

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!

Advantages

No fixed starting date or timetable, you can book any available lesson(s) when it suits you

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 Teachers

Our tutors have many years of teaching experience. They graduated from world leading art colleges such as the Royal College of Art, École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Central Saint Martins College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Goldsmith College of Art and the Florence Academy of Art.

They exhibit their work in the UK as well as internationally, and have appeared in various publications and programs, including those of the BBC. These qualities guarantee the high success rate our students achieve in entering the programmes of their choice.

FEEDBACK FROM OUR STUDENTS

Mindy Q

Such an amazing art studio! The tutors are very friendly and professional. The centre has a relaxing and cozy atmosphere. I completely enjoyed my evening course there. I highly recommend Sunny Art Centre to everyone who needs art courses to improve their drawing and painting skills. ____
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Palina Malash

Sunny Art Centre is a great place to improve drawing or painting abilities at any level. The teacher Nicolas whom I had a chance to study with is very professional and supportive! I always enjoy my time at Sunny Art Centre! ____
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Ksenia Blake

Amazing teachers and wonderful atmosphere! Have been in and out for several years and these are definitely the best academic skill classes you can get in London. Also, amazing and speedy service in case of any queries, 100% recommend to everyone! ____
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Safiyah Aba AlKhail

Sunny Art Centre has amazing courses that are really helpful and great tutors that are highly knowledgeable. They understand each student’s individual needs and know how to help them improve. I had a wonderful experience with them. Highly recommended. ____
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Oliver Catoto

The place is really an amazing venue to learn different art classes. They have a very professional and helpful staff. Not to mention their program for all abilities is very useful and learning friendly. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and will definitely come back for more! ____
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Christopher Armstrong

I enrolled my 8-year-old daughter who loves art but needed to learn the correct techniques in order to really flourish. The teachers are all really patient and give her lots of tips and encouragement, so she loves to go as often as she’s able. As a result her skills as an artist have come on

Li Du

Friendly teachers, well suited for my 7 years girl. ____
Verified Customer

Timetable

All lessons are 2-hours long

Monday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
4– 6pm

Anatomical Cast Drawing
6:30-8:30pm

Tuesday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
4–6pm

Anatomical Cast Drawing
6:30-8:30pm

Wednesday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
4–6pm

Anatomical Cast Drawing
6:30-8:30pm

Thursday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
4–6pm

Anatomical Cast Drawing
6:30-8:30pm

Friday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
4–6pm

Anatomical Cast Drawing
6:30-8:30pm

Saturday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
10am-12pm

Anatomical Cast Drawing
1-3pm

Life Drawing/Painting
3.30-5.30pm

Sunday

Anatomical Cast Drawing
10am-12pm

Anatomical Cast Drawing
1-3pm

Anatomical Cast Drawing
3.30-5.30pm

Timetable

All lessons are 2-hours long

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

Anatomical Cast Drawing 10am-12pm and/or 1-3pm

Life Drawing/Painting 3.30-5.30pm

Sunday

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

Online Booking System

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

We have different packages that contain different amounts of art lessons with different expiry dates. Once you purchase a package, you have to create an online account where we can top up your art lessons.

1. Buy a pre-paid package of art lessons online below.

2. Create a personal online account (link here). Prepaid art lessons will be transferred here, please allow a maximum of 24hr for them to be transferred).

3. Use your online account (link here) to book the lessons you want to attend from the timetable.

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

We have different packages that contain different amounts of art lessons with different expiry dates. Once you purchase a package, you have to create an online account where we can top up your art lessons.

1. Buy a pre-paid package of art lessons online below.

2. Create a personal online account (link here). Prepaid art lessons will be transferred here, please allow a maximum of 24hr for them to be transferred).

3. Use your online account (link here) to book the lessons you want to attend from the timetable.

No. LessonsPrice (Vat ex.)Expiry
60 + Free acrylic pack Recommended for beginners! £1,432 (Save £548) ex VAT 10 months
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40  + Free premium drawing pack £935 (Save £385) ex VAT 6 months
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20 £638 ex VAT 3 months
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3 Minutes to Sign Up

We have different packages that contain different amounts of art lessons with different expiry dates. Once you purchase a package, you have to create an online account where we can top up your art lessons.

1. Buy a pre-paid package of art lessons online below.

2. Create a personal online account (link here). Prepaid art lessons will be transferred here, please allow a maximum of 24hr for them to be transferred).

3. Use your online account (link here) to book the lessons you want to attend from the timetable.

COURSE PRICES

50 Lessons - 9 months

£1,800 | £1,302 (save £498)

40 Lessons - 6 months

£1,200 | £850 (save £350)

20 Lessons - 3 months

£580

3 Minutes to Sign Up

We have different packages that contain different amounts of art lessons with different expiry dates. Once you purchase a package, you have to create an online account where we can top up your art lessons.

1. Buy a pre-paid package of art lessons online below.

2. Create a personal online account (link here). Prepaid art lessons will be transferred here, please allow a maximum of 24hr for them to be transferred).

3. Use your online account (link here) to book the lessons you want to attend from the timetable.

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60 + Free acrylic pack Recommended for beginners!
Use within 10 months
£1,432 (Save £548) ex VAT
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Use within 6 months
£935 (Save £385) ex VAT
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20
Use within 3 months
£638 ex VAT
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