Learn to Draw and More (8 week evening course)

Jan 22 2020 19:00 - 21:00

The Quaker Centre, 1 Oakley Gardens, MK15 9BH Milton Keynes

Learn to Draw and More - This 8 week art course will help you practice and improve your pencil drawing and sketching skills.  This course is aimed at beginners.  Each week you will be shown various methods and techniques using graphite pencil which you will then try yourself which will help develop your artistic skill.  I will also introduce how to use watercolour pencils effectively.  There will be handouts and optional homework so you can continue to practice between classes and further develop your drawing skills.

The course runs from Wednesday 27nd of January until Wednesday 18th March (We break for HT week Feb 19th).

7pm-9pm at the Quaker Centre

The class is aimed at adults and is taught in small numbers to ensure everyone gets the help they need (maximum of 12).

You will need to bring:

  • A3 Sketch pad cartridge paper (min 140gsm)
  • Set of pencils to include HB to 6B (minimum)
  • 30 Ruler, rubber, sharpener
  • 12 (minimum set) watercolour pencils e.g. Faber Castell , Derwent , Caran D'Ache Aquarelle

***FREE Starter pack which will include the first 3 items listed above (excluding the watercolour pencils) if you book before 25th December.***

Week 1- Light and dark: highlights, shading and shadows

Week 2- Textures and materials: how to create different effects with graphite pencil

week 3- The face (part 1): how to draw realistic eyes, noses and other features.  

Week 4- The face (part 2): Mapping out facial features and proportion for likeness.

Week 5- Drawing Animals (part 1): Fur and feathers: creating realistic effects

Week 6- Drawing Animals (part 2): Birds in Watercolor pencil

Week 7- Floral fun: How to use watercolour pencils effectively to create amazing effects.

Week 8- Scenic Seascape: Use watercolour pencils to create a stunning scene.

If you have any questions please email the tutor Vicky Sargent artforwellbeingmkgmail.com