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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Gunther Herbst
  • Course Code W23PDGE03E
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Hybrid course: you will have the choice to attend this course onsite at our Waterloo centre, or completely online. Develop observational skills drawing the figure from life. You may not be able to come into Morley in person but via live stream you can join our class working in real time in the studio at Morley. Switching between camera views you will be able to work directly from the model, receive 1:1 feedback on your work and take part in group discussion. All abilities welcome. Beginners are guided through 6 week drawing course before starting to paint.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Draw using: line, mass, mark making, brush and tone, in a variety of speeds and mixing media
  • Work with greater awareness of drawing and painting the form
  • Paint with a limited palette
  • Mix colour to create space
  • Develop confidence and an individual vision without feeling daunted by technique


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This is a practical class, and you will spend most of your class time drawing and / or painting. The course will focus on observational studies drawing and painting from a live model. If you choose the online option, you may also like to draw or paint someone living with you who is prepared to model for you. You could also choose to make transcriptions from existing figure drawings and paintings by artists selected by you or your tutor. Your tutor will communicate with you via email and classes will be presented live online via ZOOM. For all students’ techniques will include: Contour and cross contour drawing with pencil. Weight & modelling with charcoal, brush, and tone. Gesture drawing with charcoal & pencil. Painting will include progressing from a limited to a wide-ranging palette focussing on form and tonal values. Beginners will concentrate on drawing during the beginning stages and will be guided through various techniques with the aim of exploring chosen techniques in more depth over a longer period. Returning students will pursue personal projects working in chosen medium exploring new techniques in painting & drawing. Although there are limitations when working from home, there is an opportunity here to meet with others online, to practice skills and investigate ideas away from the college studio. It might be that your work could (in part) reflect elements from this challenging time.

    Entry requirements

    This flexible and enjoyable course is open to everyone-whether you are a beginner keen to explore or have some experience and wish to develop your drawing and painting skills further. Ability to understand spoken English

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This is a hybrid on-site and online course, offered during COVID-19 restrictions. The tutor will be available on-site and online during class hours and will provide individual feedback where possible. If you choose the online option, you will need to have access to a computer and an email address to receive project briefs and materials You will be asked to download Zoom (instructions to be sent in advance of the course start date).

    What you need

    Online students will need to provide their own materials such as pencils, charcoal, cartridge paper and - if painting - oil or acrylic paint and brushes, canvas or prepared paper. We do provide these materials for onsite students at a cost-effective price.

    What you can do next

    Further and part time drawing & painting courses at Morley College, part time & full time fine art courses, Morley Pre-foundation, Morley Art Foundation, BTEC, BA & MA.