This intermediate drawing course in Brighton is suitable for those who have completed the beginners drawing course or who have done a little drawing before.


You will cover some new techniques on this course and build on previous experience. Familiar subjects include shading, line drawing and colour work in more detail. New topics include scaling up from a photograph, drawing animals and creating a composition.


There are opportunities for you to make your own decision about materials and techniques, in order to develop a unique style.


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COURSE TUTOR: Frances West

DURATION: 10 weeks

DAY: Wednesday

TIME:  6-8pm


Spring: 22 January 2020 –1 April 2020 (half term 19 February 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:

Boost your confidence and creativity in drawing. Build on previous drawing experience by refining techniques and exploring drawing materials further. You will also be encouraged to develop your own drawing style and specialise in a preferred media during some lessons.


Who this course is for?

Those who have completed a beginners’ drawing course and those with a little drawing experience.


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

  • Explore different applications of drawing materials including pastels, charcoal, pencil, pen and ink
  • Refine both experimental and traditional drawing techniques
  • Begin to develop your own style of drawing



What materials will I need for the course?

In week one please bring an A3 sketchbook or loose paper, pencils 2H, 2B, 4B and 6B (ideally all four, but can start with just 2B), ruler, white plastic rubber and soft putty rubber.


A materials list will be provided in lesson one for anything required later in the course. Students who have completed the beginners’ course will not need anything new.


Roughly how much will they cost?

Around £40 in total over the 10 weeks. Items can be purchased at a good stationer or from an art suppliers shop, alternatively online shops may be cheaper.


How will I know I am making progress?

You will feel more confident in your decisions and more creative in your approach to drawing. You will be able to apply a wider range of techniques to your drawing and use materials more effectively.


Is there any extra study outside the class?

There is a short drawing task set for homework each week, which continues the learning process from that lesson. I strongly recommend giving it a go as this will help you to gain more from the course and progress faster.


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 advanced drawing course at Friends Centre would allow more time to develop skills and confidence further.

Further art courses at Friends Centre.


Wednesday 22 January 2020 - Wednesday 1 April 2020
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sessions: 10

Full price: £125.00
Concession rate (if available): £75.00
Please note that concessions are not available online.
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Ivory Place


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