Top 10 Best Life Drawing classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Life drawing courses are a good way of developing both your drawing skills and to mix socially with similarly interested and like-minded people. You will make friends, learn together and have fun whilst accomplishing your artistic goals.

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9. Charcoal and Pencil Drawing Class
Ready for a drawing adventure? Our class is perfect for everyone – whether you're just starting or already doodle-savvy. Our fun instructor is here to make drawing a blast! Experience the art of drawing with the versatility of pencils and charcoal. Explore essential techniques such as proportions, perspective, and shading. Curious about tonal maps? We'll guide you to bring your drawings to life. Master the Art Of: Mastering the finesse of elevating your drawings using pencil and charcoal. Crafting captivating shades that create a truly impactful wow factor in your artwork. Sharpening your drawing skills with keen observation and precision. Navigating the realm of tonal maps for a unique 3D dimension in your artistic creations. Participating in enjoyable exercises designed to simplify and enhance your overall drawing proficiency. Exploring various types of mark-making techniques, adding depth and diversity to your drawing repertoire. Uncover the intricacies of artistic mastery and elevate your skills to new heights! Draw inspiration from the beauty of real-life subjects and captivating photos. Your Instructor: Introducing our accomplished art instructors: These highly skilled individuals stand out not only for their proficiency but also as dedicated professionals actively practicing in the art field. With a wealth of expertise, refined skills, and unwavering passion, be prepared to experience the pinnacle of artistic excellence! One of our incredibly talented artists from the team will take the lead. To facilitate a smooth and enjoyable workshop for all, we kindly request that participants arrive 10 minutes in advance. Please be advised that we are unable to accommodate late arrivals exceeding a 10-minute delay to prevent disruptions to the ongoing class and inconvenience to others. Given that our studio is on the first floor, it would be unfair to ask other guests to wait while the class has already started to assist latecomers downstairs. We won't be able to answer texts or calls after the extra 10-minute allowance. A friendly reminder: Two days before your class, we'll be sending you essential information to ensure you're well-prepared for the upcoming session. Our workshops have received 5-star reviews, and we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy a relaxing painting class while acquiring valuable technical skills. Your comfort and success are our priorities, and we can't wait to share an enjoyable and enriching experience with you. Knowledge required Beginner friendly What you'll get All materials included. Free tea and biscuits (feel free to bring your own snacks). A glass of wine. What to bring Bag for your artwork.
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11. Still Life Drawing
The session aims to offer a new way of interpreting and re-energising the traditional medium of still life. By creating colourful, sassy and dynamic still lives (no dead fruit or skulls here) Alice creates beautiful shapes, colours and subject matter to help you gain confidence in drawing and enjoy the process of mark making. The class is appropriate for all skill sets, whether you’re a master mark maker or a complete beginner. Included in ticket price Materials to use on the day, including watercolour paints, ink, a range of pastels, pens, pencils and charcoal. You will also be given a kit of materials to take away, including pencils, erasers, charcoal, and hand illustrated worksheets to help you continue drawing at home. Entrance to Cass Sculpture Foundation on the day of the event, tea, coffee and biscuits. To bring with you on the day: Feel free to bring any materials of your own you would like to use. Indian Ink will be available, so you may wish to bring an overall or wear suitable clothing. About the workshop leader: The Mark Makers is a London based pop up drawing workshop, run by freelance illustrator and designer Alice Nyong. Alice started the workshops in early 2016 with an aim to bring lots of the creative things that she loved together in one place. Fun and non - stuffy, the Mark Makers is about having some time to yourself, to be creative and expressive with no pressure from others or yourself.
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from £30
13. Drawn Chorus: Life Drawing Sessions in Person
A meditative 2 hours of experimentation and fun, helping you gain confidence in how to approach figurative drawing. For this special in person session we're excited to welcome portrait painter and artist Isabel Douglas-Hamilton who will help you on your way! Isabel's teaching will help you hone your observational skills and establish correct proportions in figure drawing with the use of classical drawing techniques. The class will start with Isabel demonstrating how to make simple gestural line drawings and we'll also put this to practice, loosening up and getting our eye in with short poses. Isabel will then do a more detailed demonstration to show how she approaches the figures including some useful ways of measuring basic proportions. Never joined a life drawing session before? Not confident with drawing yet…here is your chance to practice and improve with no judgement! Everyone is welcome, just pick up your pencil or any material lying around and start exploring! Meet your hosts Isabel Douglas Hamilton is a Scottish portrait artist based in London. She trained at the Stieglitz Academy in St. Petersburg, followed by Grand Central Atelier in New York. She currently takes portrait commissions from her studio in Battersea. Sasha Galitzine is a curator & producer who specialises in commissioning site-specific art work & performance with and for communities. She has been leading these life drawing sessions since the start of the first lockdown, giving some useful tips and pointers. It's a chance to relax, focus, experiment, practice and be amongst supportive and encouraging community of artists of all abilities.
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from £60

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