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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 W21PDGD03E

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:

  • Measure the proportions of an object or image
  • Make a variety of marks using soft pencil or charcoal
  • Draw using a full range of tones
  • Analyse and draw shapes and negative shapes


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    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. The course focusses on drawing from direct observation and from photographs, using a variety of materials and techniques. 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 2 session tasters: "If Only I Could Draw!"

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This is an online course, taught 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

    A 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.

    What you can do next

    Courses at Morley including The Drawing Course: Intermediate, Experimental Painting and Drawing and The Painting Course: Beginners. An ability to draw is also an advantage for learners wanting to study Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewellery, etc. at Morley College.