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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Kate Wilson
  • Course Code W24PDGD02B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This is 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 objects, portraits, landscape, and photographic images.

Learning Outcomes

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

Class format and activities

You will focus on drawing from direct observation and from photographs, using a variety of materials and techniques. This is a practical course and you will spend most of class time drawing. The tutor will facilitate group discussions, give presentations, demonstrations and work with you one to one and in groups. By prior arrangement with your tutor, you should be able to attend online via Teams on those occasions when you are unable to come in to Morley in person.

Entry requirements

This structured course is for beginners and for those who want to refresh skills. You can choose to study for one term or more across the year. Each term is different. 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 course takes place in C33, which is accessible by stairs and lift. A smart phone is useful for photographing and sharing finished work on Teams.

What you need

All materials are provided onsite, but do bring your own if you have them: pencils, eraser, sharpener, willow charcoal, coloured pastels, biro and drawing ink, brushes, dip pens, sticks, glue (such as Pritt Stick, and a ruler. You are advised to wear old clothing or an apron.

What you can do next

You can continue with this course next term or join follow on courses at Morley such as 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.