Thursday Evenings – An Introduction to Life Drawing



Thursdays 6.30 – 8.30pm


10 classes £95

We are delivering this class with Zoom. Zoom is excellent for this kind of learning, you get to fill your screen with the model when you are drawing and see what the tutor is demonstrating when you choose. We also make sure that you get some one on one time with the tutor. We use professional cameras and lighting in a purpose built studio to give you a good experience.

This life drawing group is for anyone serious about getting better at drawing whether you are a complete beginner or wanting to improve on what you’ve got. It attracts people of all ages and stages. We work from the nude human figure and start with short poses and end with a couple of ten or fifteen minute ones.

Experience shows that most of our disasters happen early on in the drawing. What we need are many beginnings, repeatedly and quickly blocking out a figure drawing really trains the eye and brings bad habits into sharp focus. Yes we push ourselves but it is also immensely good fun and progress is made.

We usually have a demonstration early on in the evening which will introduce a technique or key concept. For beginners this can form the structure for progressive learning, for the more experienced it’s always good to be reminded or just to dust down old skills.

How we teach

We introduce several different approaches to capturing the figure including blind contour, gestural, schematic approaches, and provide the tools for proportional drawing. It seems that most of us find one approach suits us better than the others and we encourage people to notice what works best for them and go with it. (The rigour of analytical drawing cannot be fully embedded in a short course like this but at least there will be an awareness of the method so that one can subsequently choose to follow it if desired.)

We demonstrate so you can see an artist tackling a problem and learn visually and we also interact with you individually to support you as you assimilate what has been shown and discussed.

We learn to draw mostly through practice, after participating in this course you will have the understanding to be able to practise with purpose, to make sure that your efforts are directed effectively towards mastery.

Whilst this course is progressive many artists enjoy repeating the term to embed their learning.

Course fees

The whole 10 sessions cost £95. Unused sessions are not transferable and we do not offer refunds.