Art and Design

Learn to draw in 3 days course

You can find an overview of all our art and design courses here.

Who the course is for

Adults at all levels from complete beginner to progressor who wish to learn about drawing.

Course location

Thomas Calton Centre
Alpha Street
SE15 4NX

What you'll learn

This course offers you the opportunity to learn various techniques for drawing, such as mark making, varying pressure to create tone, blending, lifting out, grazing and on point. Find out all about pencils - the grading system, their history and how they're made. We will also look at the different types and use of charcoal and explore methods for achieving different effects. Learn how to use construction, measuring techniques and negative space to plan and execute a masterful drawing. By the end of day three you will feel confident about using a range of methods to render a drawing both from life and your imagination. Day one: Pencil vs charcoal. Day two: Figure drawing from a life model. Day three: Imagination and creative thinking. Fun and practical exercises to unlock your creative potential.

How the course is taught

  • tutor led with demonstrations and one to one support
  • learners can support and learn from each other through group discussions

Materials you'll need

  • sketch book and or drawing paper
  • pencils different grades 4H to 9B
  • charcoals (willow and compressed)

You can find an art shop in Camberwell on Orpheus Street SE5 and another one at Camberwell College.

After the course

  • take further art courses at Southwark Adult Learning Service, City Lit or Morley College
  • have increased confidence in talking about your work and improved time management skills
  • past learners have gone on to paid and voluntary employment

How to enrol

Complete an enrolment form

You can find out how to enrol, locations and more about our services here.

Course details


Days and times

Course code and start dates


Learn to draw in 3 days

Friday 10am to 4.30pm

3 weeks

£90 standard
£45 concession


Friday 10am to 4.30pm

3 weeks

£90 standard
£45 concession

Please pay in full when you enrol and bring along proof of identity and evidence of entitlement to concessionary fee.

Contact information

Sean Michael
020 7358 2100

Page last updated: 14 February 2019