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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Brendan Murphy
  • Course Code W24PDGD04A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Develop your drawing ability through practical exercises using a wide range of subjects including the life model, objects, and landscape. For people with some experience of drawing, this course will help you develop a personal approach to drawing through drawing tasks that are based on a variety of materials, techniques, and artists.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of proportion and perspective
  • Draw using a wide range of drawing materials
  • Make quick sketches with confidence
  • Create an interesting composition

Class format and activities

This is a practical online course, and you will spend most of class time drawing at home. Your tutor will send you a lesson plan by email every week, allowing you to prepare materials and subject-matter in advance. The class uses Microsoft Teams for group discussions and for short lectures on artists’ work, and you will be able to view demonstrations of techniques and materials. Your tutor will offer individual feedback by email on any images of your work that you share.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but students should have some experience of drawing, e.g. have already taken a beginners’ class.

What you need to know before you enrol

This is an online course, taught via Microsoft Teams which is one of the digital resources provided with your enrolment. The tutor will be available online during class hours and will provide individual feedback where possible. You will need to supply all your own art materials.

What you need

You will need your own materials. These should include: cartridge paper (e.g. a sketchbook), soft pencils, eraser, sharpener, willow charcoal, soft pastel, ink (either a pen, such as a Tombow brush pen, or a bottle of Indian ink).

What you can do next

Further courses at Morley include Life Drawing and Painting, Drawing into Painting