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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Stephen K Wright
  • Course Code W21PDGD03C

What you will learn

A practical introduction to drawing skills, using a range of materials. You will be taught various aspects of drawing from observation including proportion, perspective, line and tone. Examples of historical and contemporary drawing will be discussed in class and learners are encouraged to develop a personal response to subjects including landscape, portraits, objects and photographic images.

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

  • Draw with a range of materials including pencil, pen, charcoal and an eraser
  • Draw using a full range of tones
  • Look and draw more accurately
  • Draw with more confidence
  • Keep a sketchbook


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The course focusses on drawing from direct observation and from photographs, using a variety of materials and techniques. Although you will be learning online,this is a practical course and you will spend most of class time drawing. Your tutor will send out a lesson plan each week, with tasks and supporting hand-outs or video links. During class time, you will meet your tutor and fellow students on Zoom for group tuition, 1:1 tutorials, group discussion and feedback. You will be encouraged to photograph and share your finished work on WhatsApp or by email. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular and detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    This structured course is for beginners and for those who want to refresh skills. If you have not drawn before, you may like to try one of our 1 session tasters.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This is an online course, taught on Zoom under COVID-19 restrictions. You will work from home, supported by your tutor, who will be available online during class time. You will need your own drawing materials (see below).

    What you need

    You will need an A4 sketchbook or pad of cartridge paper; a range of soft pencils, at least a 2B and 4B; a pencil sharpener; an eraser; a box of willow charcoal (medium or assorted widths); coloured pencils or crayons, white chalk, black or coloured inks and a soft brush (e.g. size 6). These can be ordered online from an art supplier such as Cass Arts.

    What you can do next

    Follow on courses at Morley include Drawing: Intermediate, Experimental Painting and Drawing and Painting for Beginners. An ability to draw is also an advantage for learners wanting to study Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewellery, etc. at Morley College.