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 the 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 and pastels.

This drawing course is aimed at complete beginners or intermediates and those wanting to improve on previous experience.

COURSE TUTOR: Frances West
DURATION: 5 weeks
DAY: Monday
TIME: 2-4pm
Spring: 14th January 2019 – 11th February 2019
Spring: 5th March 2019 – 2nd April 2019
WHERE: Whitehawk Inn
COURSE FEE: £62.50 / £37.50 / £15

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?
A materials list will be provided in lesson one for anything required during the course.

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?
There is a short drawing task set for homework each week, which continues the learning process from that lesson. It isn’t a requirement but we 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 Drawing for Intermediates course at Friends Centre would allow more time to develop skills and confidence further.
Further art courses at Friends Centre.

Tuesday 5 March 2019 - Tuesday 2 April 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sessions: 5

Full price: £62.50
Concession rate (if available): £37.50
Please note that concessions are not available online.
Click here for information on fees and concessions.

Whitehawk Inn


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