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Have you always wanted to draw but don’t know where to start? Has it been a long time since you picked up a pencil? Then this drawing workshop in Brighton is for you.

Through fun exercises you will learn how to see for drawing and lose your inhibitions in the big scribble. These include some experimental drawing to loosen you up, before venturing into the right side of your brain to find the hidden artist in you.

Please bring in a pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener and an A3 drawing pad.


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COURSE TUTOR: Frances West

DURATION: Half day

DAY: Saturday

TIME:  10.30am-2.30pm


Autumn: 28 September 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 confidently with different types of drawing media.


What materials will I need for the course?

A3 spiral bound drawing pad, pencils 2B and 4B, rubber.

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


Roughly how much will they cost?

Around £10 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?

Frances West is an artist and illustrator working in Brighton. She is a practising artist who specialises in drawing, ceramics, illustration and printmaking, which she studied at Winchester School of Art. She has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and a PGCE teaching qualification.


What next?

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



Saturday 28 September 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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