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Experimental Drawing and Expanded Thinking for 11 to 15 Year Olds Online Short Course

Course description

Over three sessions, this online course will explore aspects of drawing in a hands-on, experimental way. Using elements of observational and analytical drawing, collage and colour theory, learners have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of drawing, from the fundamentals to the outer reaches.

The aim of this course is to allow learners to make observations about their own work, and to push independent thought and decision-making. Using drawing as a starting point, the course aims to expand learners thinking about the core principles of visual representation by borrowing elements from disciplines including painting, sculpture and architecture. This is designed to promote joined-up thinking, helping learners start to recognise relationships between media and techniques which can go on to support good practice within a range of art and design disciplines.

It is also an opportunity to learn through self-reflection and develop an artistic self-reliance. It is about thinking as well as making. There will be opportunities for discussion, and will encourage learners to form opinions about the work of others. Finally, through this exploratory approach, the course aims to unlock a sense of artistic intuition and build an awareness of the value of experimental making.

Who should attend

Anyone aged 11 to 15 who is interested in art and design. Perfect for anyone looking to pursue art and design in school or college, this course can act as preparation for this by introducing some key concepts and shedding light on the breadth of possibilities within drawing practice.

Course outcomes

  • The use of drawing as an investigative tool
  • An openness to multi-disciplinary perspectives
  • The development of a personal methodology

All our online short courses include:

  • Live online lessons
  • Clear, explanations and easy to understand lessons
  • Live demonstrations, you can see exactly how things should be done
  • Live interaction with your classmates from around the world, our students come from far and wide
  • Ask questions of your tutor, using your microphone and camera, or if you're not feeling brave, in the chat box
  • Receive feedback on your work

How to book:

  • Click add to basket
  • If you are an adult booking a place for a child or teenager, you will need two email addresses one for your booking confirmation email and one for the student *
  • Select the option to book for someone else
  • Add the bookers details under Your details
  • And the students details under Delegate 1

* In the case that your child does not have an email address, please create their account with an alternative email address.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates


Topics covered

  • Observational and analytical drawing
  • Colour theory
  • Drawing as a research tool
  • A multi-disciplinary approach to creativity



    Session 1

    • Plain white paper (A4)
    • HB pencil
    • Biro
    • White card (A4)
    • Felt tips
    • Scissors
    • Masking tape
    • Ruler

    Session 2, as above plus

    • Watercolour set or acrylic paints
    • Plate or palette for mixing
    • Water pot
    • Paintbrushes
    • Scrap card
    • Range of coloured paper
    • Pritt stick

    Session 3 - Tutor will advise if more materials are required

The tech requirements:

  • A computer (PC or Mac) with an up-to-date operating system
  • Webcam and microphone
  • An up-to-date version of Chrome browser installed on your computer
Meet the Tutor:

This online art course for 11-15 year olds will explore drawing in a hands-on, experimental way, using elements of observational and analytical drawing, collage and colour theory.

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