Drawing & Painting Courses in London

Learning to draw can be fulfilling, frustrating, challenging, rewarding and relaxing. We offer drawing courses for the complete beginner, as well as a range of courses to develop your skills - from the use of colour and creating portraits to developing sketchbooks. Our expert tutors will guide and develop your skills and also give you the opportunity to learn from your fellow students. Come and enjoy these popular classes - but hurry, as they do tend to fill up quickly.

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  1. Painting 1

    Painting 1

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to painting, focusing on differing approaches to observational and imaginative work. Learn how to organise a palette, mix colours and create different textures. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £349.00

  2. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 20 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  3. Try it out: drawing and the art of mindfulness

    New
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how the practice of mindfulness can enhance drawing and bring greater clarity of perception, energy and enrichment to it. Inspire your interest in the subject or access new ways of approaching your drawing.
    Full fee: £79.00

  4. Drawing 2

    Drawing 2

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Learning through drawing: Tate Modern

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Full fee: £129.00

  6. Watercolour: start to to paint landscapes

    New
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £149.00

  7. Ideas into imagery for artists

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £179.00

  8. Complete drawing course for beginners

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Part one of the complete drawing course is the first stage of our Saturday drawing school, offering a structured approach to observational drawing. You'll explore proportion, line, tone, form and space using a range of techniques, approaches and materials. This can act as a stand-alone course, but you can continue to part 2 if you wish.
    Full fee: £299.00

  9. Complete painting course for beginners

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Part one of the complete painting course is the first stage of our Saturday painting school, offering a structured approach to painting from observation. You will learn about organising a palette, mixing colours, and applying paint to create a range of marks and textures. This course can be seen as a complete course in itself, or you can continue to part 2 if you wish.
    Full fee: £299.00

  10. Sunday painting studio: personal projects

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £329.00

  11. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Art is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable. This exciting, one-day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.
    Full fee: £99.00

  12. Introduction to landscape drawing

    New
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £129.00

  13. Drawing perspective: the basics

    Drawing perspective: the basics

    New
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the practical and creative use of perspective through a series of lively exercises. For beginners, this course will enable you to gain an understanding in the basic principles of creating a perspective drawing to both visualise objects and spaces.
    Full fee: £179.00

  14. Traditional painting studio

    New
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting opportunity to extend your painting practice, with guidance from an experienced tutor. You'll be given practical support and be encouraged to identify areas of interest and personal approaches to making paintings.
    Full fee: £349.00

  15. Drawing club

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our new Friday evening drop-in drawing club. Discover new drawing techniques and develop your skills further by responding to a diverse range of briefs and projects that will take your work into exciting new directions. Guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, each session will deal with a different approach. You can book individual sessions for a reduced hourly rate or book individual sessions via Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-club-vh876-tickets-49642137971.
    Full fee: £299.00

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