About the Course
Explore the pleasure of drawing through experimenting with a range of materials and techniques.
An ideal next step from beginners drawing for those who would like to develop a broader understanding of drawing methods and materials.
You will build confidence and progress your skills in recording observations with the guidance and encouragement of an experienced artist and tutor, Alexandra Woods.
You will be encouraged to observe and record a range of subject matter from natural and manmade objects to buildings and landscapes. Weather permitting, some of the sessions with be held outside.
A 10 week course
Week 1 warm up studies exploring line
Week 2 observations of light and shadow
Week 3 experimenting with mark-making to record textures
Week 4 measuring techniques
Week 5 perspective
Week 6 composition
Week 7 selecting and developing drawings
Week 8 - 10 longer study, next step
You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The tutor will advise you in the first session what to bring.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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