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Life Drawing

Life Drawing

This course takes life drawing back to its fundamental theories focusing on how the body is constructed both in its individual parts and as whole. Students will develop the ability to capture the human from in a variety of media, learning to manipulate the medium appropriate to the subject matter as well as studying the theories of image making and visual language. Homework will be assigned each week which will be discussed in the weekly ‘discussion time’ at the beginning of each class and offer an opportunity for students to ask open questions about their development. A collaborative approach will be encouraged with exercises designed to promote group learning.

What will you study?

Periodically across the course, students will be introduced to a different technical principle of life drawing and learn to apply this within their drawings of the model each week. Fine Art theories will also be included across the course to allow for both technique and theory to develop in unison.

There will be a time of discussion at the beginning to allow for group bonding and sharing of the previous weeks' homework. This will be followed by practical exercises and more detailed skill sessions in theory.

Students will be introduced to the following:

  • A range of technical life drawing principles that will focus on individual components of the body and the body as a whole.
  • How to manipulate their chosen medium in a manner appropriate to the subject.
  • Critical analysis of their work and others to inform their practice.

Course dates



Regent Street Campus




Students will be assessed in their final week, producing a final piece of work accompanying an oral assessment of their progression and use of their acquired knowledge within their practical piece. The assessment will be on a pass and fail basis.



To book 

To book your place, visit the online shop. 

Booking is subject to numbers. There is a maximum of 12 places for this course.

Please note: Due to the changing coronavirus situation we may need to cancel or postpone future face to face courses. If you do decide to book and a course is cancelled you will be offered a full refund.

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