Drawing from Scratch (Ukrainian Refugee Programme)

Ref: C3533804

Build your confidence and skills in drawing by exploring line, tone and texture in a variety of 2D media. These will include pencil, fineliners, charcoal, chalk pastels, and inks. Through a series of exercises you will be taught the building blocks of drawing and learn techniques to help you observe your subject more effectively. You will be encouraged to explore both representational and expressive drawing, through small self directed projects.

Course aim

This course is part of the WEA’s Ukrainian Refugees Programme. Develop your drawing skills through fun, step by step exercises and small self directed projects.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Use line and tone to represent shape and develop your drawing style

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need a range of drawing materials: soft pencils (B, 2B, 4B) and eraser, black fineliner pen, willow charcoal, white pastel stick or chalk, Indian ink/writing ink and a small brush. Most tasks can be undertaken on A3 heavy cartridge paper, plus mid toned pastel paper.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Drawing from Scratch (Ukrainian Refugee Programme)


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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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