Painting and Drawing

Morley offers short, friendly tasters, structured classes for beginners and courses that develop your skills, your ideas and your imagination.  You can learn to draw in pencil, charcoal, and ink and to paint in watercolour, gouache, acrylic and oil while pursuing an interest in portraiture, the human figure, still life, landscape, and abstraction. 

As you progress, Morley’s mixed ability project-based courses will enable you to build a more personal approach to your subject matter, furthering your personal practice and in exhibiting your work professionally.  If you wish to apply to University for a degree or M.A. our Pre-foundation and year-long Art Foundation (accredited by UAL) make it possible for you to build a portfolio in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and digital arts.  We also offer a wide range of art and design history courses to support you in contextualising your practice as an artist.

Those who join Painting and Drawing courses at Morley are given the opportunity to showcase their work in the College’s exhibition spaces: the Barry Till Gallery, the Cardew Space, and the Morley Gallery.