Drawing for Beginners Workshop

Drawing for Beginners Workshop

Course Details

You will learn the fundamental skills of drawing, i.e. line, tone and methods of shading. You will use pencils, charcoal and a pen to create drawings on a variety of subjects, i.e. landscape, buildings, still life that considers composition and form and negative shapes (the spaces between objects).

You will also experiment with using a white pencil or chalk on black paper.

Information & Support

Your tutor will demonstrate various techniques at relevant points during the day.

Please bring with you:

  • 2B Pencil
  • White pencil and/or chalk
  • Charcoal (willow or compressed)
  • Pen (fine line pens are available from art shops and stationers. A ballpoint pen will do if you have one
  • Eraser and putty rubber or Blue Tack
  • Cartridge paper (thicker paper is more suitable and one that has a rougher surface. The size that feels more comfortable. Charcoal does not work well on smooth paper as it comes off
  • A sheet of black paper (sugar paper is available from art shops)

Suitable visual resources will be available however if you prefer to bring your own please do.

Additional courses and workshops will be offered throughout the year giving learners the opportunity to further develop their skills. Please see the current Leisure Courses brochure for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol on a course?

To enrol please call one of the numbers below:

Brockenhurst or Lymington courses 01590 679457

New Milton or Ringwood courses 01590 625222

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for more details.