Life Drawing

Develop your life drawing skills under the guidance of a professional artist.

  • Level

    Level 1

  • Type


  • Study Mode


  • Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Location

    Banbury and Bicester College

This course will enable anyone to develop their skills in drawing. The sessions will be led by a professional artist who has a passion for drawing the human form. A professional life model will be present to enable you to practise life model drawing.

There are a limited number of FREE places available on this course, for those aged 19 and over (at the start of the course) and who either have a mental health condition or difficulty, are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum, in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims), are a single parent, or have a social or emotional difficulty.

To find out more and to view the terms and conditions please view our Community Wellbeing page.

This course runs for five consecutive weeks. 

You will gain not only confidence in your drawing skills, but also an understanding of a range of different ways of drawing from the model, by looking at detail as well as the overall pose and energy.

The course covers the basics of observational drawing, which will be improved upon each week. if you are more experienced, there will be tutoring to further your abilities. You will be working from a live model(s), both male and female, that will be unclothed. Each week there will be an area of focus, such as proportion or shading and line.

Basic drawing materials are supplied (such as paper, pencils, graphite, charcoals and fixer). We will work on easels and boards, which can be used for standing or seated drawing. You can bring your own dry and wet materials, and work on your own surfaces or sketchbook if you prefer, just let the teacher know.

Why Banbury and Bicester College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 2018

    Rated "good with outstanding areas" by Ofsted in 2018

  • 79+

    years of teaching experience

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