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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Gunther Herbst
  • Course Code W21PDGE03G

What you will learn

Develop observational skills through the use of a life model. This is an intensive study of the human form. All abilities welcome. Beginners are guided through a 6 week drawing course.

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

    Beginners will complete a 6 week introductory course in drawing before painting. Techniques will include; contour with pencil, weight & modelling with charcoal, gesture drawing with charcoal & pencil, and weight & modelling with pen and brush. Students new to painting will work with a limited palette focusing on the form. Returning students can pursue personal projects working in their chosen medium and exploring new techniques in painting & drawing

    Entry requirements

    Energy and enthusiasm and an interest in the human figure. Some drawing and or painting experience is helpful (e.g. Drawing for beginners or Painting 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 email and 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). You will also need to provide your own art materials. (For Zoom you will need to download the app and follow a link sent to you by email.

    What you need

    You will need to provide your own materials : Charcoal, soft pencils, erasers, paints and pastels etc Sketchbook A5 or A4. Advice on materials will be given in the first session.

    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.