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How to Draw - Beginners

How to Draw - Beginners

Express your creativity, experiment with different mediums, and develop your drawing technique in a fun and supportive environment. Our How to Draw for Beginners classes are a relaxing haven away from your busy week.

This course is perfect for anyone who hasn’t done any drawing at all, or for those who have done a little drawing but want a reminder of the basics.

Working in pencil, charcoal and graphite you will capture a range of still-life objects, learning the fundamentals of proportion, light and shade, and simple perspective.

All materials are provided, and, like all of our art and drawing classes, you’ll receive plenty of guidance and friendly feedback. At the end of our lessons we will advise you on the next step to take on your drawing journey.

How to Draw for Beginners Classes Content

During the course, you will:

  • Get things started with warm-up exercises – we’ll start with some quick sketches
  • Work with still-life set pieces
  • Develop different techniques with different materials
  • Basic perspective and proportions
  • Explore the different qualities of pencil, charcoal and pastels
  • Receive guidance and feedback

Charcoal and pastel can be messy, so bring a protective apron (there will be a few available for those who have come straight from work), or wear washable clothes!

No need to bring anything else, just yourself and your creativity! All materials including paper will be provided.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

No Venue

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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ALL ART SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED

No need to bring anything to our Art classes - we supply everything!

City Academy's art studio base at the Arts Theatre is fully equipped with everything you need to get creative. You'll have access to charcoal, paints, pencils, pastels, ink, paper, easels, brushes, mobile lighting and a wide range of props to suit your chosen class. 

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ENJOY WITH FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES

City Academy delivers bespoke workshops for groups and teams! Enjoy this course at a time and place to suit you. Whether you're a group of friends or a team looking for a creative activity, get in touch to explore ideas today.

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