Learn to Draw People and Animals for Wellbeing - Starter

  • Day:Monday
  • Time:09:30 - 12:00
  • Duration:10 sessions
  • Location:Trowbridge Close, Highbridge
  • Start:08/01/2024

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Course overview

This course is ideal for people of any ability who want to learn or improve how to draw people and animals.

Over the course you will use a variety of different mediums including ink pen, charcoal, pencil and colour pencils. The tutor will provide useful tips on how to draw portraits and human figures in a variety of different topics. It will cover learning how to draw shape, tone, texture and proportion.

Every week there will be discussion, instruction, demonstrations and plenty of hand on opportunities for you to have a go.

Taught by author, illustrator and entertainer Ade Bowen, these courses are an entertaining as they are helpful. If you wish to develop your skills of drawing the human form and animals to improve your drawing or paintings and like experimenting with a variety of materials, you will love this course.

Ade illustrates his own books. An example of a drawing project can be seen here. This was for a lockdown online free resource Ade developed to encourage children to be creative.

Course assessment

There are no formal assessments for this course. The tutor will give regular feedback to help you improve.

Course progression

At the end of this course, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Developer Level workshop or course.

Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone! 

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

This course is suitable if you’re a beginner and want to learn about this subject, and you don’t have relevant knowledge or experience.

For the first session, you will need to bring a pad of good quality drawing pad, 3 pencils (HB, 2B and 4B), ink pens (0.1, 0.2 and 0.5), a rubber and a ruler.

Tea, coffee and jokes are provided for free.

Fee information:

If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.

If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.

Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).

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