Creative observational drawing

Ref: K3D32180

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About this course

A three day drawing course that covers the fundamentals of observational drawing in a creative and engaging way.

Course Description

An engaging three day course that covers the fundamentals of observational drawing in a creative and engaging way. You will also have the opporuntiy to apply the skills you have learnt during a museum visit where you can engage in quick drawings and more detailed studies.

Day 1: FORM, COMPOSITION & PERCEPTION – the basics of drawing in 3Dimensions. Working with ways of seeing, optical illusion and abstraction – to sharpen observation for drawing.

Day 2: TONAL VALUE & STILL LIFE – Shadow and Light (tonal values).

Creative still life drawing. Old master, modern and theatrically inspired still life set ups.

Day 3: MUSEUM VISIT – engaging in quick observational drawing and more detailed studies. Applying all the skills acquired in prior sessions.


This course takes place in London.

9.30am arrival on the day.

Teaching hours 10.00am - 4.00pm

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Additional information

9.30am arrival on day 1. Teaching hours 10.00am - 4.00pm Breakfast refreshments and a delicious light lunch will be provided on the first day of the course. While a vegetarian option is made available, we are unable to cater to specific food intolerances or food allergies.


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