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Introduction To Drawing

Introduction To Drawing

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Guy Noble


The aim of this course is to demystify the process of drawing. Designed for total beginners, it seeks to equip the student with a working knowledge of a range of basic practical and conceptual skills. So whether it is just for pleasure or if you are considering going on to do graphic design, illustration, fashion or fine art this course will give you an excellent start. 

The best way to learn is to enjoy what you're doing so the tutor will give lots of short exercises that, while showing you a specific point of drawing, are also good fun. You will start with a very basic vocabulary of drawing.These will be the basic building blocks and getting to grips with these early on will help you as your drawing develops. 

Materials, methods, composition, space, form, the subject, the object and the nude figure will all be taught. The course will consist of practical studio work interspersed with demonstrations and slide talks.

This course will use life models.

Course outcomes: 
You will leave the course with improved confidence in your drawing technique.

Level: Beginners

Entry requirements: Basic English is required

Who should take this course?

  • Anyone wishing to draw again after a prolonged break 
  • Those who would like to remind themselves of the basics of drawing
  • Students who are developing a portfolio
  • Those who are just curious about art and are looking for a deeper understanding of the subject
  • Anyone look to acquire a new skill

Related Courses:

100 Drawing Projects

Contemporary Drawing and Painting (Online)

Painting and Personal Inspiration

Total Drawing

Total Drawing (Online)

More information about Guy Noble and his teaching at Central Saint Martins is available on his Facebook page.

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

IMPORTANT Information: There is currently no lift access at this site. Access to your classroom is only via stairs. Please contract short course office if you foresee any issues

Online short courses

Did you know we offer a similar course online? UAL online short courses are designed to help creative people master new challenges, develop their skills, get inspired by new ideas and access the UAL learning experience without having to travel to a campus for class.

Introduction to Drawing Skills (Online Short Course)

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Tutor Description

Guy Noble is an experienced tutor and a practising artist who has exhibited internationally. He studied at the Byam Shaw, Spain and Italy. Guy teaches a number of painting and drawing courses at Central Saint Martins, including Abstraction Painting, Painting and Personal Inspiration and Introduction to Drawing. You can check his website at


Materials to be provided by tutor/CSM 
For the first 3 sessions all materials will be provided by CSM. These include:

  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Charcoal 

Materials to be provided by student ?
Materials to be provided by the student
For sessions 4 onwards, basic materials should be brought by the student. These include:

  • Willow charcoal sticks medium size -1 box
  • 1 white small putty rubber - Daler Rowney Firm
  • Whitesand cartridge or similar 140gsm A1 - 12 sheets
  • Masking tape
  • Conte chalk - red sanguin (must be 2450)

Available dates