When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Stephen K Wright
  • Course Code W21PDGD04B

What you will learn

Develop your drawing ability through practical exercises using a wide range of subjects including the life model, objects, landscape and a visit to a museum or gallery. For people with some experience of drawing, this course will help you develop a personal style by taking you through different aspects of drawing such as composition, structure, perspective and expression.

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

  • Choose from a wide range of drawing materials
  • Show an understanding of proportion and perspective
  • Make quick sketches with confidence
  • Create an interesting composition


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This is a practical course and you will spend most of class time drawing at home. Your tutor will send you a lesson plan by email every week, with options for self-directed drawing with tutorial support. The class uses Zoom for group discussions and for short lectures on artists’ work, and you will be able to view demonstration videos of techniques and materials. Your tutor will offer individual feedback by email or WhatsApp on any images of your work that you send.

    Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements but students should have some experience of drawing, e.g. have already taken a beginners’ class such as Drawing for Beginners.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This is an online course, offered during COVID-19 restrictions. It will be delivered using Zoom. You will need access to a personal device with internet and a camera, such as a computer, iPad or smartphone. A smart phone will be useful for photographing and sharing finished work. You will need to download software for Zoom prior to the first class (instructions and support will be sent to you by email; for Zoom you will need to download the app and follow a link sent to you by email).

    What you need

    You will need your own materials. These should include: cartridge paper (e.g. a sketchbook), soft pencils, eraser, sharpener, willow charcoal, soft pastel, ink (either a pen, such as a Tombow brush pen, or a bottle of Indian ink).

    What you can do next

    Further courses at Morley include Life Drawing and Painting, Experimental Painting and Drawing or courses in Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramics, etc.