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Afternoon Life Drawing

Afternoon Life Drawing

Central Saint Martins
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Tutor to be confirmed


This course is essentially about seeing the figure in a personal way and considering how best you can translate that seeing into drawing. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate student, you will start, improve and develop your drawings whilst making them dynamic, powerful and spontaneous. A variety of exercises are designed to  encourage you to experiment, develop confidence, and, most importantly, expand your ability to 'see'.

Topics covered

  • using of charcoal, pencils, soft pastels, oil pastels, inks and acrylics
  • applying colour will be introduced during the latter stages of the course
  • practicing with a number of different dry and wet media
  • experimenting with line, tone, texture, scale and composition

The course is an opportunity for you to improve your observational drawing skills and explore new ways of seeing and depicting the human figure

Who should attend this course?

It is not necessary to have practical experience to join the course. All that is required is that you allow yourself to forget what you think you know and let your eyes and hands do the rest.

More experienced students wishing to further develop their drawing or to build a drawing portfolio are also welcome.

Level: Beginners/Intermediate

Entry requirements: None

Related courses

Following completion of this course you may want to try other drawing courses drawing heavily on experimentation, such as the CSM Total Drawing and the Experimental Drawing short courses. They may more suitable for you if you are unable to attend Fridays at daytime.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A1 cartridge paper
  • Charcoal
  • Black and white soft chalk
  • Pastels
  • Eraser.

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.