Figure Drawing

Ref: C2527883

In this online course, you will learn the basics of figure drawing through teacher-led exercises; proportion of male and female figures, posture, character and clothing.This course will give you the confidence to tackle figure drawing from life, as well as making up characters to include in your own paintings.

Course aim

To introduce students to figure drawing; proportion, posture, character and clothing, to enable them to apply these in real life figure/life drawing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise and use the basic proportions when drawing a generic male, female and child figure
  • Apply my understanding of proportions to drawing figures in different positions and poses
  • Draw and shade a variety of clothing on a figure
  • Manipulate the basic proportions, poses and clothing of a figure to draw different characters
  • Recognise how and why other artists have used figures in paintings

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need some basic art materials: cartridge paper or sketchbook, pencils, ruler, charcoal and eraser. It would also be helpful, but not essential to have access to a printer.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Figure Drawing

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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