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Quick Facts

  • Availability No
  • Tutor Stephen K Wright
  • Course Code W23PDGD03C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

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.

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


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    Class format and activities

    The course focusses on drawing from direct observation and from photographs, using a variety of materials and techniques. During class time, you will meet your tutor and fellow students for group tuition, 1:1 tutorials, group discussion and feedback. 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

    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.