Drawing and Pastel

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  • There are courses for beginners and improvers on offer for those looking to get creative with drawing techniques, landscapes or life..

Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge or St Pauls. You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below. We reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change.


Life Drawing- Mixed ability

Learn to draw the human figure from observation. Drawing from a nude model, you’ll learn to see shape, proportion, light and shade more objectively. Later we’ll vary the pace, and you’ll be encouraged to vary your ways of drawing. Model fee of £27 for the course to be paid to the tutor during first session

  • Fridays 9.45am to 12.15pm  Bill Guilding
  • 5 sessions 26 February  N14E  £89/£54  scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

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Drawing- Figures in Motion

Photographs enable us to draw dynamic poses that a life-model couldn’t possibly hold, especially fast movement poses. This course uses photographs of people in action: dancers, athletes, acrobats, & sports people, sometimes in mid-air. An exciting way to learn figure-drawing, with striking results. This course will be delivered online using Zoom and Google Classroom.

  • Fridays 9.45am to 12.15pm  Bill Guilding
  • 5 sessions 15 January  N14F  £89/£55  Online

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Portraits from photographs-Mixed ability

Learn about the structure of faces, the fall of light and shade, and how to mix flesh colours.  You may use watercolour, oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal or just pencil. Bring your own photographs or use ones from the tutor’s collection.

  • Fridays 1.15pm to 3.45pm       Bill Guilding
  • 5 sessions 15 January  N14J   £89/£54  Online

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Drawing Techniques- Beginners

Enjoy learning how to build your drawing skills in this 5 week course, and develop drawing techniques to gain more confidence and ability. Students will use pen & ink to draw natural objects, experimenting with mark making and tone. Then learn how to draw a colour portrait and gain a likeness using chalk pastels and water soluble crayons.

  • Fridays 10am to 12.30pm  Sheila Broun
  • 5 sessions 15 January  N12C   £89/£54  Stoke Lodge

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NEW Purely Drawing – Mixed Ability

Sessions full of practical drawing, with ideas and explanation of materials and methods for beginners and to enhance the skills of more experienced artists.

  • Mondays 5.30pm to 8pm  Roma Widger
  • 6 sessions 22 February N77B   £106/£64    scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

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Drawing skills-Mixed ability

Led by an experienced tutor, learners will make rapid progress and explore line, tone, measurement, texture, shading and composition. They will be taught how to ‘look’ and how to interpret what they see. Suitable for beginners and those wishing to improve.

  • Thursdays 1pm to 4pm  Jenny Ibrahim
  • 5 sessions 14 January  N19B  £106/£64  scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

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  • Thursdays 1pm to 4pm  Jenny Ibrahim
  • 6 sessions 25 February  N19C  £127/£77  scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

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Drawing-Absolute Beginners

Ever wanted to learn how to draw? This course is for you! Led by experienced tutors, you will learn to draw using pencil, charcoal and rubbers. You will explore line, tone and perspective through a series of exercises, designed to improve your confidence and ability. A great introduction to one of our longer courses. For absolute beginners.

  • Mondays 9.30am to 12.30pm  Mary Kelly
  • 5 sessions 22 February  N18B  £106/£64  scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

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