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Drawing: Thought and Observation

Drawing: Thought and Observation

Our Drawing: Thought and Observation course investigates the boundaries between drawing what we see, and drawing from the imagination, based in our dedicated art studio in the heart of Central London. 

You will be encouraged to mix observational drawing with your ideas and imaginative thoughts to create artwork inspired by your own perception of your surroundings.

There will be a focus on narrative and investigating how storytelling weaves into your work. With plenty of reference study, you will be encouraged to explore how different artists have investigated the same subject matter.

If you have only recently picked up a pencil and want to explore your own creativity, or you are already an experienced artist, this course will cater to your needs. Our professional art tutors will provide personalised feedback and practical teaching throughout the course. 

‘’The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant’’. - Salvador Dali

Drawing: Thought and Observation course content

Develop your practice in an open and supportive environment. 

  • Experiment with drawing with different media 
  • Learn about and draw on artistic influences
  • Explore imagination-based techniques to inform your work 
  • Investigate the boundaries of your work and how to shift them 
  • Work from still life and a life model 
  • Focus on quick sketches followed by a longer sustained piece of work 

Where

Our dedicated art studio in Central London

Training

Learn from professional artists

Level

Suitable for beginners and experienced artists who want to expand their practice

Equipment

All materials are provied

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*
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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.

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.

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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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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