Try it out: life drawing

Course Dates: 02/04/20 - 09/04/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Shelley Wilson

Try drawing the nude figure from observation; you’ll be guided by an experienced tutor through simple exercises to draw proportion, gain confidence and explore different drawing materials.


What is the course about?

This short, introductory course presents an exciting opportunity to try drawing from the nude model in a supportive class with plenty of advice and encouragement. Learn simple approaches to drawing the human form in line and tone. This course could be a useful way of gauging whether you would like to do a longer course.

What will we cover?

With guidance, you will draw life studies using a variety of timescales and approaches. The course will give a taster of basic aspects of life drawing such as how to draw structure in the body, how to use measurement to achieve more accurate proportion and tone.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Make drawn studies of the human body
- Draw more accurately from observation
- Make drawings of the figure in line and tone
- Use a variety of drawing materials.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is intended for beginners and for those with some drawing experience who want to extend skills and confidence.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught by demonstration, practical work, one to one guidance and group discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All materials for the course are provided.

If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at *Terms and conditions apply, visit

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

If you enjoy this introductory course and would like to go into more depth, you may wish to enrol on one of the longer life drawing courses in the programme. There are a range of times and dates when you can study life drawing in this term, see below:
VH462 Life drawing VH461 Life drawing VH463 Life drawing.


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I came to this course having not drawn for years. The course taught me so much in such a short space of time. The class was supportive and friendly. A great way to spend a Sunday!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/01/2020)
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Course Code: VH730

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Thu, eve, 02 Apr - 09 Apr '20

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £79.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £48.00

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