Life Drawing and Painting



Develop observational skills through the use of a life model. This is an intensive study of the human form. All abilities welcome. Beginners are guided through 6 week drawing course.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

This is a practical class and you will spend most of your class time drawing and / or painting at home. The course will focus on observational studies, working from photographs and from live self portraits and by looking at your own anatomy such as hands and feet. If applicable, you may also like to draw or paint someone living with you who is prepared to model for you clothed.

You could also choose to make transcriptions from figure drawings and paintings by artists selected by you or your tutor. Because images will be shared over the internet, models commissioned for the short poses will be clothed in bathing costumes. Your tutor will communicate with you via email and classes will be presented live online via ZOOM. Techniques will include; contour with pencil, weight & modelling with charcoal, gesture drawing with charcoal & pencil, weight & modelling with pen and weight & modelling with brush & tone. Painting will include working with a limited palette focussing on the form rather than light & shade on the form.

Beginners will concentrate on drawing and returning students will pursue personal projects working in chosen medium exploring new techniques in painting & drawing. Although there are limitations when working from home, there is an opportunity here to meet with others online, to practice skills and investigate ideas away from the college studio. It might be that your work could (in part) reflect elements from this challenging time.


Student Enrolment Team at Morley College London
Morley College London - Waterloo Centre
61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
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12 weeks (10:00am to 12:30pm)


22nd April 2021

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