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Have a go at our drawing course in Brighton, for beginners and improvers alike.

Have you always wanted to draw? Need help to get back into drawing? This drawing course will help you find inspiration, improve your skills and boost your confidence.

On this drawing course we will practise both traditional and experimental drawing techniques, studying a stimulating variety of subject matter. We will use a range of art materials such as graphite, pencils, charcoal, ink and pastels. This drawing course is aimed at complete beginners or intermediates and those wanting to improve on previous experience.

New learners are welcome each term and current learners are encouraged to return to develop their skills further to a more advanced level.


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COURSE TUTOR: Anna Blencowe

DURATION: 10 weeks

DAY: Tuesday

TIME:  2pm – 4pm


Summer: 28 April 2020 – 7 July 2020 (half term 26 May 2020)

WHERE: Ivory Place

COURSE FEE: £125 Full Fee / £75 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 technique enabling you to draw observations on paper
  • Create the illusion of shape using shading and light
  • Work confidently with different types of drawing media including pencil, charcoal, dip pen & ink


What materials will I need for the course?

A3 cartridge paper and pencils, 2B, 4B and 6B (ideally all three, but can start with just 2B), white plastic rubber and soft putty rubber.


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. Friends Centre can supply the paper for a small cost.


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.


Is there any extra study outside the class?

If you are able to do some further work at home of a similar nature this would help you to gain more from the course.


Who is the course tutor?

Anna Blencowe is a textile print designer and illustrator working in Brighton. She produces her own artwork for her designs and always experiments with different drawing styles and use of media. Anna has studied a wide range of drawing techniques throughout her art and design education and professional career. She is now bringing her wealth of practical drawing skills and knowledge to teaching.


What next?

Continuation onto another Drawing for Beginners & Intermediates course at Friends Centre would allow more time to develop skills and confidence further.

Further art courses at Friends Centre.



Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Tuesday 7 July 2020
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sessions: 10

Full price: £125.00
Concession rate (if available): £75.00
Please note that concessions are not available online.
Click here for information on fees and concessions.

Ivory Place


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