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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Luke Jones
  • Course Code W23PDGE01D
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Study both the still life and figure analysis through direct observation. The emphasis is on the discovery of form, composition, colour and tone using a range of drawing and painting techniques, both traditional and experimental. This course is suitable for acrylics, oils and mixed media painting and drawing.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop observational skills using a range of painting and drawing techniques
  • Paint and draw from the model using a range of observation techniques
  • Explore the expressive properties of colour using a range of media
  • Identify differences of scale of still life objects and experiment with composition and form
  • Study specific artists techniques


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    You will explore a variety of dynamic and set figure poses, studying figure analysis and proportion. Painting a series of still life subjects that include the organic and inorganic and study different observation techniques. There will be an emphasis to convey colour, light and tone and to explore mark-making You will be encouraged to discuss work collectively There will be 1:1 tuition and demonstrations will be given.

    Entry requirements

    The course is suitable for those with art experience and also welcomes enthusiastic beginners.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The studio C33 is on the 3rd floor of the main building which has lift access.

    What you need

    Charcoal, soft pencils, erasers, Sketchbook A5 or A4.

    What you can do next

    This course is an excellent investigation to study from observation which will enable you to develop your work , if possible into the next term. There are also other wide ranging art courses available at Morley College.