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In-person classIntroduction to the Fundamentals of Learning to Draw
5(6 reviews)
Anyone can learn the ability to see visually giving you the tools to draw anything!

Clapham

£0 pp

2.5 hour class

Beginner

What happens in this class?

Anyone can learn to draw, if you can write your name you can learn to draw! Using techniques perfected over hundreds of years you will be shown how to develop your drawing skills into accurate and realistic works of art.

You will be shown the difference between line and tonal drawing and how to use both in order to create a convincing realistic drawing, also how to avoid the common pitfalls beginners often find themselves in.

At no stage will you be left wondering where to go next as each stage develops on top of the last, starting with simple…

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Things to remember

Willow charcoal or soft charcoal (not compressed charcoal or chalk) will be needed, (medium size) other than that all you have to bring is clothes you dont mind gettting dirty, and a pair of hands.

Latest Reviews
5(6 reviews)
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Julija - January 9th
Christopher was a really pleasant tutor. He created a relaxed environment and spent time to explain the background to the technique, showed practical application and allowed us to put it in practice at our own speed. As someone with no artistic ability, I thought he created a lesson that was very enjoyable, understandable and fun. I would highly recommend him.
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Tazzy - July 10th
I love the techniques that he teaches in this class. I really enjoyed practising them and applying them to different objects. It’s been very easy to do and has drawing in proportion a lot easier which has always been a problem for me. The class was great and Chris is very patient.
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Joan - July 2nd
Interesting class with a clearly, very talented artist. Start of session had a lot of structure and patience - however have a feeling either my ineptitude or lack of speed led to less coaching and more show/tell as we neared the end of the session. Was great to watch how talented Chris is for the last 30 minutes however the contrast left me somewhat deflated as we didn’t get near to trying the tonal drawing he beautifully demonstrated. One better suited to people with some level of artistry and skill but at least I know I am definitely sub-fundamentals for future reference!
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Chris originally studied at Falmouth University of the Arts before becoming frustrated with the lack of proper drawing and painting tuition offered. After leaving university he started studying at London Fine Art Studios in 2012 (formerly Lavender Hill Studios) for 3 years before being asked to teach at london Fine Art Studios in 2015. The studios taught Chris the traditional craft of drawing and painting which gives the students the tools to draw and paint anything using the method of the visual abstraction. This method breaks down what we see into simple elements of shapes values and edges, with these
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Battersea Business Centre
Clapham
99-109 Lavender Hill
SW11 5QL
London
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Julija - January 9th
Christopher was a really pleasant tutor. He created a relaxed environment and spent time to explain the background to the technique, showed practical application and allowed us to put it in practice at our own speed. As someone with no artistic ability, I thought he created a lesson that was very enjoyable, understandable and fun. I would highly recommend him.
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Tazzy - July 10th
I love the techniques that he teaches in this class. I really enjoyed practising them and applying them to different objects. It’s been very easy to do and has drawing in proportion a lot easier which has always been a problem for me. The class was great and Chris is very patient.
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Joan - July 2nd
Interesting class with a clearly, very talented artist. Start of session had a lot of structure and patience - however have a feeling either my ineptitude or lack of speed led to less coaching and more show/tell as we neared the end of the session. Was great to watch how talented Chris is for the last 30 minutes however the contrast left me somewhat deflated as we didn’t get near to trying the tonal drawing he beautifully demonstrated. One better suited to people with some level of artistry and skill but at least I know I am definitely sub-fundamentals for future reference!
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Sophie - May 20th
Christopher is such a lovely teacher, and makes you consider the dimensions in a very real and applicable way. He really help me to improve my drawing skills and I would highly recommend him as a tutor.
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Natali - March 11th
I really enjoyed this lesson. Chris is a very patient and talented teacher. The 3 hours session took place in his personal studio where you can see some of his great work. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of drawing.
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Laura - February 3rd
Awesome teacher, really chill; incredibly talented guy. Great session. Wholeheartedly recommend.