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

Drawing Classes for all Levels

by Ilsa Brittain

16 reviews
16 reviews
These are fun and friendly classes where you will learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting draw

Drawing Class

2 hour class

Beginner

Kingston Upon Thames KT2

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

Classes

2 hour class

Daytime

Our fun classes explore the essentials of drawing in a friendly atmosphere, with lots of different approaches. No matter your style or your level, you will be helped to develop your skills and express your ideas with understanding and confidence. Each class is a guided activity, complete beginners will be fine, and seasoned drawers will learn new techniques. Everybody enjoys the surprises and rewards of drawing all kinds of different objects, and watching their ability steadily improve while their results get better and better.

Each month the classes concentrate on a different theme or aspect of drawing. We run a three day workshop at the beginning of the month, where the topic is covered extensively. Then through the month, we run five more classes where we repeat each of the topics to consolidate the learning.

Each class stands alone but together they provide everything you need. 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

JULY: Fundamental Structure of Objects in Space - We will look at: simple ways to ensure you incorporate the basic principles of perspective into your drawings of objects in space; how to line up the different planes of an object to ensure symmetry and structural coherency; and how to treat tonal structure to depict the difference planes.

AUGUST: Drawing Cloth - We will look at: the fundamental principles of where and how folds are created; how to work from the big forms to the smaller details; how to create volume with shading over the whole form, as well as in the individual folds; how to use tonal structure to indicate the texture of the cloth.

SEPTEMBER: 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. With these preparatory classes we will use photographic images of life models and cover: how to approach quick poses; which parts of the anatomy to look out for on the body to help line things up correctly; and how to use tonal structure to get volume on different parts of the body.

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Thu 18 Jul 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Sun 21 Jul 2019, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Sat 27 Jul 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Sun 28 Jul 2019, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Sun 4 Aug 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Mon 5 Aug 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
Tue 6 Aug 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Wed 7 Aug 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Tue 20 Aug 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Sun 25 Aug 2019, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Thu 29 Aug 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Fri 30 Aug 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Tue 3 Sep 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Sun 8 Sep 2019, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Wed 11 Sep 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Thu 12 Sep 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Fri 13 Sep 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Tue 17 Sep 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Thu 26 Sep 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
Fri 27 Sep 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ

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Reviews (16)
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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

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
2 hour class
£25 per person
Flexitime
£25 per person
3 session block
£60 (20% off) per person
5 session block
£95 (24% off) per person
2 hour class
from £25 per person