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How to Draw - Improvers

How to Draw - Improvers

Our How to Draw - Improvers are for students who would like to develop their skills and explore drawing further. It is a good follow on class if you have already taken a How to Draw - Beginners course, or are confident with the basics of drawing.

Experiment with different materials including charcoal, water soluble colour pencils and soft colour pastels, and learn the basics of colour mixing. Improve your skills, discover the basics of the colour wheel and begin to develop your own individual style.

These sessions are a relaxing haven away from your busy week. Lose yourself in the creative buzz of the Art Loft. All materials are provided and you will receive plenty of individual attention and feedback from highly experienced tutors.

How to Draw Classes - Improvers Course Content

During our course, you will:

  • Learn to draw what you see and not what you think you see
  • Experiment with different media – charcoal, graphite, pen and ink, felt tip and pastels
  • Create better compostions – how to set up a still life, recognise ‘the golden section’
  • Learn the basics about colour mixing – using pastels and aquarelles (water-soluble coloured pencils)
  • Learn how to make objects look three dimensional
  • How to use grids and guide lines
  • Find your favourite paper – texture, colour and quality can produce very different final results
  • Become less inhibited – there will be opportunities for free and imaginative drawing
  • Begin to develop your own style 

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. Like all of our art and drawing classes, you’ll receive plenty of guidance and friendly feedback.

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DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
28 Jan Sat 10:30-16:30 1 day Lawrence Francis Crane Arts Theatre £95.00
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27 Mar - 8 May Mon 18:45-21:15 5 weeks (No Class 10 Apr or 1 May) Stephen Nicholas Arts Theatre £198.00
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DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
28 Jan Sat 10:30-16:30 1 day Lawrence Francis Crane Arts Theatre, West End £95.00
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27 Mar - 8 May Mon 18:45-21:15 5 weeks (No Class 10 Apr or 1 May) Stephen Nicholas Arts Theatre, West End £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.

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)

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
28 Jan Sat 10:30-16:30 1 day Lawrence Francis Crane Arts Theatre, West End £95.00
Book Now
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Book Now
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27 Mar - 8 May Mon 18:45-21:15 5 weeks (No Class 10 Apr or 1 May) Stephen Nicholas Arts Theatre, West End £198.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

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)

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!

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. 

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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