Course Information: Life Drawing for Beginners

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An introduction to the skill of drawing the human figure from observation. Fee includes model costs.

When and Where


From 24 Apr 2020 to 05 Jun 2020
Fri 10:00-12:30
for 5 weeks

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24 Apr 2020
10:00 to 12:30
01 May 2020
10:00 to 12:30
15 May 2020
10:00 to 12:30
22 May 2020
10:00 to 12:30
05 Jun 2020
10:00 to 12:30


Stoke Lodge
Stoke Lodge Centre
Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop

with Bill Guilding


Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is 104 , the concession rate is 74. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions


An introduction to the skill of drawing the human figure from observation. Drawing from a nude model, you will learn to see shape, proportion, light and shade more objectively and you will explore using various traditional drawing materials. Fee includes model costs.

What can students expect?

There will be short demonstrations and lots of guidance. And of course you will also learn from the work of your fellow students! Most students use easels and drawing boards, both of which are provided.

Late starters allowed?


Equipment Required

Please bring to the first lesson:
Several sheets of A2 drawing paper or an A2 sketch pad. For A3 (smaller) drawings, the A2 sheets can be cut or folded in half.
An average pencil (eg.HB), a rubber, masking-tape or drawing clips or bull-dog clips.
Needed for later lessons:
a few sticks of charcoal ordinary willow charcoal.
one 'fat/chunky' 2B graphite stick (Not the plastic-coated pencil-shaped type).

Previous experience required?


What is the progression route?

You will be able to progress to the Mixed Ability Life Drawing or the Portrait Drawing course.

Are there any extra costs?


Work set between sessions?

No. However, some students may wish to practise at home drawing people or even their pets!