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Drawing Classes for all Levels

5(20 reviews)
Location
Kingston Upon Thames
Price
£25pp
Time
2 hour class
Level
Beginner
These are fun and friendly classes where you will learn the fundamentals of drawing
Next available class:
21st Jan 2020, 5 spots left
Drawing Classes for all Levels
by Ilsa Brittain
5
Drawing Classes for all Levels by Ilsa Brittain - art in London
2 hour class
£25 per person
Flexitime
from £25 per person
3 session block
from £60 (20% off) per person
5 session block
from £95 (24% off) per person

What you will do

2 hour class

Daytime

These classes are suitable for absolute beginners - each exercise is guided and you will be taught how to proceed with each step. We also welcome those with experience - you will learn something new! All materials are provided and the atmosphere is fun and friendly.

Each month the classes concentrate on a different theme or aspect of drawing. Each class stands alone but together they provide an all round exploration of the topic. You can book as few or as many classes as you can manage - each one will improve your understanding and your results. There are discounts for block booking: £25/class, three for £60, or five for £95. (If you wish to make a block booking please message us)

If you have ever wished you could draw but don't know where to start - OR you can draw but you wish you knew how to improve - these classes are just right for you!

Our JANUARY classes are exploring Gesture and Style

Gesture and style in drawing can be a bit of a mystery for a lot of people. These classes will help you learn how to add poetry, feeling and style to your drawing. We will be exploring how to find marks that convey the idea of a subject, how to eliminate unnecessary information, how to compose the drawing to create the most effective result….and lots lots more!

Our FEBRUARY classes are exploring Preparation for Life-drawing

A lot of people arrive at life drawing classes not quite sure what to do or how to approach the task of drawing the model. Using photographic images of models, these preparatory classes will teach you how to use quick gestural marks to get a grasp of the pose quickly; how to use tonal structure to describe volume and weight; and how to use anatomical features to get greater accuracy. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned life-drawer, these classes will help you understand how to approach life drawing with confidence and style.

Our MARCH classes are exploring how to draw Trees

Because one cannot draw every leaf, drawing trees necessarily demands that you learn how to simplify the information and find marks that convey the impression of the foliage, the texture of the bark, the ever decreasing size of branches. These classes will help you find your way to respond to the challenge.

Our APRIL classes are exploring the Head and Facial Features

We will be taking a close look at each of the facial features - eyes, nose, mouth and ears, how to fit them together and ensure they turn as the head turns, how to approach hair, how to create expression, ….. and many many more useful tips! If you have ever felt like you wished you could draw faces these classes will help you to approach the topic knowing what you need to do.

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Tue 21 Jan 2020, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
5 slots left
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Sun 2 Feb 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Tue 4 Feb 2020, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Tue 4 Feb 2020, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Sun 16 Feb 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Tue 18 Feb 2020, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Tue 18 Feb 2020, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Sun 1 Mar 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tue 3 Mar 2020, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Tue 3 Mar 2020, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Sun 15 Mar 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Tue 17 Mar 2020, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Tue 17 Mar 2020, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Sun 29 Mar 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Tue 31 Mar 2020, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Sun 26 Apr 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Reviews (20)
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Marie
8 Apr
The atmosphere was very chill and friendly, and we had enough guidance without having any imposed style. We definitely recommend Ilsa's lesson :)
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Maddie
24 Jun
I have struggled with drawing forever and went to my first class last week and felt was so useful! I am going into 4th year of my fashion degree and from one class I went to I have found myself already implementing the simple techniques Ilsa showed us. I will be coming back for more classes :)

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Marie
8 Apr
The atmosphere was very chill and friendly, and we had enough guidance without having any imposed style. We definitely recommend Ilsa's lesson :)
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Maddie
24 Jun
I have struggled with drawing forever and went to my first class last week and felt was so useful! I am going into 4th year of my fashion degree and from one class I went to I have found myself already implementing the simple techniques Ilsa showed us. I will be coming back for more classes :)
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Alice Durman
30 Mar
As someone who never thought they could draw at all, this has been a bit of a revelation. Ilsa's been able to offer clear, practical advice to help me get over my lack of confidence and I'm really excited about where these classes may take me.
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Sarah Doge
30 Mar
I've always drawn but stopped making progress years ago. These classes have inspired me to spend more time working at it, instead of just doing the same kind of thing again and again. Recommended.
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Aldo Brut
30 Mar
I was a little nervous at first - the class was a gift from a friend - but Ilsa made me feel right at home and was very encouraging from the start. I'll definitely be going back.
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Anne Ardis
8 Apr
I am a beginner, wasn't even sure I could draw. In just one lesson Ilsa has taught me fundamental techniques in a pleasant relaxed atmosphere and I made real progress. She has given me the confidence to do more. I realise I can draw, I enjoy it and will be signing up for more lessons.
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Helayna
9 Apr
I really loved this class, great atmosphere and I feel like I've already learnt so much. I've always loved drawing but having the time to go over and learn the fundamentals of drawing is so useful! Will be coming again :)
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Rosemary
6 May
I attended a taster session at Ilsa’s home on 5th May, we studied drawing techniques and drew leaves and flowers of a plant bought for the session. Ilsa was very patient and explained the basics of drawing simply and effectively, she gave everyone individual attention and positive feedback. The session was not overcrowded and refreshments were provided. I learnt a lot about shading and perspective. I would definitely recommend Ilsa and hope to attend further sessions
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Charmaine
6 May
Ilsa was very friendly, she offered instructions to each one of us about our work, where my mind was opened up to see beyond the form - to appreciate details and ways to capture what I saw. A very pleasant afternoon experience!
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Milena
7 May
My daughter absolutely loved this class. Ilsa was giving very constructive feedback throughout and made my daughter progress in her art skills in only one session. I would highly recommend these lessons to anyone.
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Paula Taladriz
10 May
We did a pencil drawing and learned about drawing curves And proportion and the different stages of drawing a 3D structure. It was very helpful and fun.
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Pauline Howard
16 May
It was a very relaxed atmosphere. We learnt about perspective and even the most inexperienced of us (me) managed to come up with a respectable drawing of a pile of books with the guidance of the teacher. Ilsa gave everyone individual guidance helped to build confidence. The venue was fine.
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Sangita Anand
17 May
Ilsa is very helpful in guiding how to draw and approach subjects. Also, she is very tailored to meeting individual needs in order to most benefit from her classes
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Hana
24 May
The class is always very enjoyable. Every time there is a different object to draw, and Ilsa guides the participants through the specific challenges.
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Isra
24 May
Lisa was nice, kind an approachable. She made us all feel welcome. The workshop place is just about right. She gives people time and involves everyone and individualise input in a non-threatening manner. I have learnt to appreciate things and to look at the things as parts and as a whole to create a drawing!
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Selena
26 Jun
Really friendly teacher with lots of helpful tips
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Tim Edwards
1 Aug
It was fantastic. Really interesting and it really opened my eyes. Knowledgeable teacher. Looking forward to the next class.
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Lisa Maria Ortiz
1 Aug
Ilsa is a wonderful teacher. She is very highly skilled in drawing and painting and extremely knowledgeable about her craft. She is relaxed, yet very focused and you feel her wealth of knowledge is understandable at what ever level you are. Couldn’t recommend enough!
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Daisy Mess
9 Sep
I’ve attended 2 classes the atmosphere is friendly and supportive IIsa explains the techniques well and it’s delivered at a level that everyone can understand Venue is comfortable and homely
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Loreto
15 Oct
I enjoyed the class so much. Ilsa has the knowledge and the approach to teaching I was looking for. Professional and kind, will definitely book more lessons!

Class location

Kingston Upon Thames
53 Dartmouth House
KT2 5BJ
London

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Drawing Classes for all Levels by Ilsa Brittain - art in London

About your host, Ilsa Brittain

Ilsa has an MFA from the presitgious New York Academy of Art, and exhibits her work in galleries across London. You can see her work http://www.ilsabrittain.com or on instagram @ilsabrittain. She tutors degree students at the Open College of the Arts, UK, and has enjoyed running diverse classes and workshops in lots of different countries over several years.

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Notes

All necessary materials required for the classes will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own. Our location is in the centre of Kingston - very easy to walk to from bus stops and the train station and there are plenty of paying car parks near by.

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Drawing Classes for all Levels
by Ilsa Brittain
5(20 reviews)
Drawing Classes for all Levels by Ilsa Brittain - art in London
2 hour class
£25 per person
Flexitime
from £25 per person
3 session block
from £60 (20% off) per person
5 session block
from £95 (24% off) per person
2 hour class
from £25 pp