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Creative Composition Drawing Workshop

Creative Composition Drawing Workshop

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Henry Gibbons Guy


Using the human figure as our motif, this course focuses on the importance of composition – how the image is built, how the subject is placed in the frame, and how the whole picture speaks.

Understanding the compositional options available to us will help strengthen and deepen the picture-making practice.

Drawing with different formats, shapes and sizes of paper will be involved, as will colour and collage. Examples will be used and inspiration found in past and contemporary artists.

Students will be encouraged to approach their work in a considered way, to be sensitive to how the observed world can be altered to benefit the picture.

Topics covered

  • Composition
  • Placement
  • Scale
  • Format

Level: All levels

Entry requirements


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

Tutor Description

Henry Gibbons Guy teaches drawing and painting at The Drawing School and Central Saint Martins and he is an associate lecturer on Central Saint Martins' BA Graphic Design course. He studied BA Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art, moved to London for 2 years study at The Prince's Drawing School. Henry worked as The Drawing School's printmaking technician for two years and Lead Tutor on their Young Artists Programme.


Please bring the following drawing materials to the first session:

  • Pencils
  • Charcoal
  • Watercolour (if desired)

Available dates

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