Art for wellbeing

Ref: C3747577

A general drawing course with live demonstrations and simple exercises . The course will give you an opportunity to experiment with any materials that you have at home : using pens , pencils and scrap paper .Find out how to combine them to the best effect and make drawings from photos or a still life. Suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to improve their confidence .

Course aim

To provide a broad foundation in the basic skills used for drawing in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

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 mark making to show texture and pattern
  • Copy dark and light tones
  • Choose the best paper or other support for the materials used
  • Combine materials to enhance your drawing

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need a selection of writing materials. You don't need to buy anything - use what you have. Copy paper with a mix of pencils, pens and biro, and if you have any: felt tips, crayons or chalk, will be good enough. Details will be on Canvas.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Art for wellbeing


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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