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Beginners Drawing


Start date: 1st Jun 2020

Time: 18:45 - 20:45

Cost: £45

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 5 weeks

Tutor: Sally How

Course code: 20SU169

Please contact us for availability

This course is for; beginners to intermediate learners

For each session students will need;

Pencil(s) HB/2B


Pencil sharpener

Paper (photocopy paper or cartridge)

When: 5 weeks online Tuesday 6.45 to 8.45

Additional Costs; None

This course aims to encourage you to draw whatever your current skill level

This is suitable for beginners as well as people who may not have drawn for a few years.

No previous drawing experience is necessary, just a willingness to have a go.

This course is intended to help you get going with drawing from objects we all have around our home. Sally will explain some of the techniques we can use to make drawing easier.

Format of the course:  Sally will introduce the topic each week and explain how to break it down so you know where to start and you will be given step by step guidance of how to develop your drawings.

What we will draw: You will draw from easily found household objects from your own home/garden. Don’t worry if you don’t have everything - we can be flexible and substitute something similar.


Plant in a pot or flowers in a jar/vase/cup


A hand


On my table


My favourite object

View from a window


Students’ prior learning and their expectations about the course will be assessed by discussing with individual students at the start of the course. Once you have registered for the course Sally will send you an email. You can then email Sally with your questions and any expectations/current level of drawing.

Progress and learning outcomes will be reviewed during the online sessions. It will be supportive and non-competitive. Experimentation will be encouraged.

Format of the course:

You will learn about

Shape and form



Textures and mark making

Negative space



Detailed observational drawing

By the end of the course students should feel more confident in drawing from a variety of objects and feel happy that they can describe objects and views in a suitable drawing style to suit the image.


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Sally How

Sally How BA (Hons) PGCE Art and Design
Level 3 NCFE Jewellery Design
Sally is a qualified teacher of Art and encourages each individual to be creative, whatever their starting level.

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