Course Information: Life Drawing - Mixed Ability

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Develop skill at drawing the human figure.

When and Where


From 12 Jun 2020 to 10 Jul 2020
Fri 10:00-12:30
for 5 weeks

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12 Jun 2020
10:00 to 12:30
19 Jun 2020
10:00 to 12:30
26 Jun 2020
10:00 to 12:30
03 Jul 2020
10:00 to 12:30
10 Jul 2020
10:00 to 12:30


Stoke Lodge
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


Develop skill at drawing the human figure. Fee includes model costs.

What can students expect?

Drawing from a nude model, you will have chance to explore various approaches, techniques and materials. You'll be encouraged to vary your ways of drawing, and with experience your own personal drawing "hand-writing" will develop. There will be both short and long poses, and male and female models. Most students use easels and drawing boards, both of which are provided. You'll get plenty of help from the tutor, and of course you will also learn from the work of your fellow students.

Late starters allowed?


Previous experience required?

Some experience of drawing from observation is recommended, but not essential if you feel confident to have a go.

What is the progression route?

to the Portrait Drawing course perhaps, or a figure painting course.

Are there any extra costs?


Are there any set books?


Work set between sessions?

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

What should students bring?

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

Optional: You may also sometimes like to bring:
Coloured sugar-paper (Bristol Fine Art stock a nice cheap beige colour), which is nice to use with white chalk/crayon and charcoal, or pastels.
Coloured crayons, pastels, ink, processed charcoal (dense black), biro, felt-pen, water-colour crayons, a tube of paint and a brush, or whatever else you feel like drawing with.