Discover the joys of keeping a sketchbook and visual diary, they are a wonderful way of increasing your creativity and keeping memories.

Learn how to sketch with confidence, try out different materials and learn new techniques through simple exercises. It’s not all about drawing; you can write, doodle or use collage in your own creative space.

Bring any drawing materials you have and a hard back sketchbook, ideally with watercolour paper.

Some materials will be provided for you to try out.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.


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DURATION: Half day

DAY: Saturday

TIME:  10.30am-2.30pm


Autumn: 16 November 2019

WHERE: Brighton Junction

COURSE FEE: £30 Full Fee / £20 Concessions / £15 Better Living Through Learning


Please note that concessions are not available online.

Please see further information on fees and concessions online or in our brochure.






This course aims to:

Teach people how to draw from direct observation and encourage students to record visual observations. It will also help to increase confidence in drawing ability.


Who this course is for?

Suitable for both beginners and people who would like to improve their drawing skills or learn new techniques.


What will I be able to do by the end of this course?

  • Observe and record the visual world using drawing
  • Have a good understanding of techniques enabling you to draw observations on paper
  • Work quickly to capture the world
  • Work confidently with different types of media including pencil, charcoal, watercolours, coloured pencils, pen and ink


What materials will I need for the course?

A4/A5 sketchbook (ideally with watercolour paper) pencils 2B and 4B, rubber, pens (Biros or felt tips), any watercolours you have, brushes and coloured pencils.

Some of the materials can be provided for you to try out.


Roughly how much will they cost?

Around £12 in total. Items can be purchased at a good stationer or from an art suppliers shop; alternatively online may be cheaper.


How will I know I am making progress?

You will start to notice the visual world around you more and may gain a sense of ‘seeing more’. Your drawings will improve and appear more like the subjects you are drawing from. You will feel more confident to try new techniques.


Is there any extra study outside the class?

Start sketching.  I strongly recommend giving it a go as this will help you to gain more from the course.


Who is the course tutor?

Lucy Parker is a professional artist and has been teaching for 20 years.  You can see her work on her website


What next?

Continuation onto another Drawing course at Friends Centre would allow more time to develop skills and confidence.


Saturday 16 November 2019
10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Sessions: 1

Full price: £30
Concession rate (if available): £20
Please note that concessions are not available online.
Click here for information on fees and concessions.

Brighton Junction


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