This intensive course is aimed at people who want to learn to draw or improve their skills but who can’t commit to a longer course. 3 sessions will cover different strategies for drawing from direct observation, giving a solid foundation for development.
Class format and activities
This is a practical course and you will spend most of class time drawing at home. Your tutor will send you class materials by email and you will attend class via Zoom or Teams for group instructions, to see examples of artist work and demonstrations of techniques and materials and for group discussions and to share completed work. Your tutor will offer individual feedback online, by email or Whatsapp on any images of your work that you send.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
This course is suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience wishing to revisit the basics.
What you need to know before you enrol
This is an online course, offered during COVID-19 restrictions. Your tutor will be available during course hours and will provide feedback where possible. You will need to have access to a computer, the internet and email and to download Zoom or Teams (instructions to be sent in advance of the course start date).
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
By the end of the course you will be able to
• Make several drawings from observation
• Explore different approaches
• Use a range of drawing materials
What you will need
You will need access to the internet and a computer (desktop, laptop, tablet or iPad) that allows you to view images in a good size and quality. Your device will have a (built-in) microphone so you can join in discussions, and ideally have a camera so we can see each other in class.
You will need to supply your own materials. These should include:
• cartridge paper (e.g. a sketchbook)
• soft pencils
• willow charcoal
• a biro.
• Soft coloured pastels and a brush, a dip pen and a bottle of Indian ink are also useful if you have them
• A smartphone or digital camera to take pictures of your work will be helpful.