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Life Drawing for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Life Drawing for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
David Price, Henry Gibbons Guy


This is a dynamic course for young students considering further study in art or design. It is a great opportunity for you to hone your visual skills and develop new confidence in your drawing  abilities. Life drawing is centred around drawing the naked human form and the models may be male or female. You should come prepared to think differently about how you see and to leave with some great work for your portfolio.

Topics covered

We will explore a variety of exercises covering:

  • observation skills
  • working from a live model in charcoal
  • using mark-making, perspective and composition
  • experimenting with line, form, tone and texture
  • exploring ways of seeing and depicting the human figure

Entry requirements: You must be between 16 and 18 years old.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for:

  • beginners wishing to develop their drawing skills
  • students considering applying for further study
  • those wishing to strengthen their fine art portfolio

Level: Beginners

Tutor: The tutor on this course changes depending on the course dates. Tutors’ biographies are provided below. If you need to know which tutor is teaching a specific course, please contact us at Short Course Enquiries.

Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description

David Price studied at Edinburgh School of Art, the University of Newcastle and The Royal College of Art. He is a practicing artist who in 2009 was selected for New Contemporaries. David has a PGCE teaching certificate and over 15 years of experience teaching drawing and fine art.

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.


We will be working in willow charcoal on paper, these will be supplied. Bring charcoal fixative if you would like to seal your drawings before wrapping them up. A cheap hairspray works as well.

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