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How to Draw - Beginners 1

How to Draw - Beginners 1

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.

Hear what our students have to say


Instructors were great, and I learned a lot. I improved way more in my drawing than I thought I would.

Susan

Francine is an excellent teacher. She created a safe, supportive, fun and creative environment to learn in.

Felicity

Barbara is an exceptionally good tutor. She encouraged what is best in us. She made us feel both comfortable and completely focused.

Daniele

Very enjoyable and informative course. I learnt a lot and the tutor was amazing in giving guidance and support.

Natalie

The whole experience exceeded my expectations! The tutors were very professional and friendly, and the venue was cosy and artistic.

Nadezhda

Tutor made the class very engaging. I learned a great deal about different mediums and techniques all while having fun.

Janine

Lovely teacher - very friendly, casual atmosphere in class. I feel the course gave a good overview of the fundamental considerations any drawer needs.

Hannah


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DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
17 Nov - 15 Dec Tue 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Barbara Beyer Arts Theatre £198.00
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6 Jan - 4 Feb Wed 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Francine Lawrence Arts Theatre £198.00
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16 Jan - 14 Feb Sat 10:30-12:50 5 weeks City Academy Art Tutors Arts Theatre £198.00
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17 Nov - 15 Dec Tue 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Barbara Beyer Arts Theatre £198.00
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6 Jan - 4 Feb Wed 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Francine Lawrence Arts Theatre £198.00
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16 Jan - 14 Feb Sat 10:30-12:50 5 weeks City Academy Art Tutors Arts Theatre £198.00
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9 Feb - 9 Mar Tue 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Barbara Beyer Arts Theatre £198.00
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1 Mar - 29 Mar Mon 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Francine Lawrence and Susi Hoyle Arts Theatre £198.00
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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.

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)

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.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
17 Nov - 15 Dec Tue 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Barbara Beyer Arts Theatre £198.00
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5 Dec Sat 10:30-16:30 1 day Jenny Boat Arts Theatre £89.00
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6 Jan - 4 Feb Wed 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Francine Lawrence Arts Theatre £198.00
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16 Jan - 14 Feb Sat 10:30-12:50 5 weeks City Academy Art Tutors Arts Theatre £198.00
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9 Feb - 9 Mar Tue 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Barbara Beyer Arts Theatre £198.00
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1 Mar - 29 Mar Mon 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Francine Lawrence and Susi Hoyle Arts Theatre £198.00
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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.

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)

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.

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How to Draw – Beginners 1 tutors


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.

ALL ART SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED

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

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