september, 2024

2024mon23sep(sep 23)6:30 pmmon18nov(nov 18)8:45 pmLife Drawing£185 (£131 concession). Hands on course learning all about Life Drawing.Parkside Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 8 weeks

learners in a classroom drawing on easels


September 23 (Monday) 6:30 pm - November 18 (Monday) 8:45 pm


Parkside Community College

Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH

length of course

8 weeks


Course details

Brief Description:

This course accommodates a range of abilities from beginners to experienced artists with a focus on improving drawing skills and hand-to-eye coordination by using various techniques and media.

During the Life Drawing course, students will learn how to apply the formal elements in drawing and will study the human form from direct observation, where they can expect very quick, dynamic poses along with longer, more detailed analytical studies.

Learners will delve into anatomy, proportion, foreshortening, tone and experimental mark-making and look at the work of influential artists to help inform their own practice.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • To explore and increase your drawing skills.
  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of different techniques.
  • To produce unique pieces of work.
  • To gain confidence in the subject area.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment

Materials will be discussed at the first session.

Additional materials will be available to purchase at the class so please do not buy equipment until you have spoken with the tutor.

For the first session, you will need to bring:

A2 standard cartridge paper sketchbook (with easily removable paper) and a selection of different graded pencils, pencil sharpener and eraser.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Your tutor will advise you on other related courses. The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.



£185 (£131 concession) Please call the office on 01223 712340 to book


David BennisonDavid Bennison is an experienced art tutor and practising artist based in Cambridge. With more than 15 years of teaching experience, he has taught a diverse range of students, from GCSE to adult learners. David graduated from the Cambridge School of Art, where he earned a BA in Illustration in 2007. As an artist, David's speciality is oil paint, he also has a great passion for drawing, digital image, and printmaking.

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