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Short Course in Life Drawing

During this short course you will explore different ways to interpret and depict the human figure using a range of media and techniques. Experimenting with various techniques in line, tone and mark-making you will work on a series of rapid sketches as well as a more extended pose. The course will help you to develop your observational skills, creative thinking and personal visual language.

This course is perfect for beginners new to life drawing but will also appeal to those with experience.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This part-time, evening course has start dates throughout the year and will take 11 weeks to complete.

  • Tuesday 19th September 2017 - 6.15pm - 8.15pm
  • Tuesday 9th January 2018 - 6.15pm - 8.15pm
  • Tuesday 17th April 2018 - 6.15pm - 8.15pm

The first week of the course will be induction and enrolment. This will be followed by ten weeks of theory and practical based study.

The course is held at St Helens College Town Centre Campus.

What will I study?

You will study drawing the figure using a range of materials, techniques and processes.

You will be guided through from the basics of life drawing into composition, using tone and then into colour. This friendly and relaxed class will really give you the chance to develop your drawing skills.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. You will be given feedback based on your progress with suggestions and guidance for areas for improvement.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. As with all our leisure courses the main emphasis is to come along and enjoy the course. All you need is commitment and enthusiasm.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of the course is £130.00. To secure your place, you can book and pay in our online shop. This is a full cost course meaning that there are no fee discounts available.

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Ref: Fiona Stirling



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Why study Art and Design with us?

Creative Environment

You will develop your skills and creative voice in specialist studios and workshops.

Exploration of Techniques

You will explore a wide range of materials, techniques and skills to enhance your portfolio. 

Work Experience

You will have the opportunity to work on live projects and briefs with local employers.


You will take regular trips to galleries, lectures and workshops for inspiration.

Employer Links

You will be taught by industry experts with strong local and national employer links.

Progression Routes

Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.