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Life Drawing: Beginners

Course Code:PL1320F


Centre:Dolphin Centre

This fantastic creative arts course will allow you to begin and develop your drawing skills using a variety of media and with the human figure as inspiration.

What the course is about

The course is about learning to draw the human figure, its use throughout the history of art and the many and various ways in which it can be interpreted through images. You will learn creative drawing skills in:

  • Proportions

  • Perspective

  • Composition in relation to the human form

  • Experimenting with a variety of media

The use of clothed and unclothed models will take place during this course. All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course.

Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course. Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course. There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This is a Beginners course, for those with no experience in the subject (or very basic knowledge) including some memory of the subject from school.

Materials and costs

You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder. You should also bring any relevant art materials that you have available to the first session, but before buying expensive materials and equipment please discuss their purchase with your tutor. You will be expected to purchase your own materials as the course progresses. You are advised to wear old clothes or an overall to protect your clothes. Advice about appropriate choices will be given during the first session.

Course Details

Start Date22 April 2024

LocationThe Dolphin Centre, Poole, BH15 1SZ


Time18:30 - 21:00

Duration8 weeks

SubjectArts and Crafts


Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £130. Concessions £65.

PL, PS and PM courses can be paid for upfront in full, with an Instalment Plan, or upfront discounted with our concessionary fee. Find out more about our concessionary discount here.


How do I enrol?

Course fully booked

Unfortunately, this course is full. However, please call us on 01202 123444 or email to be added to a waiting list or ask about other options.

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