Teaching | Permission to Draw

Next course begins August 2021 – reserve your place

This live online drawing course is suitable for complete beginners, secret zoom doodlers, reluctant diagram makers and competent colouring in-ers! It is also good for people who once loved art but have lost it along the way and would really like to reconnect with their creative selves.

Course overview
  • Block 1 Perception – Introducing the key skills of visual perception to help you learn to look in a new way and draw what you actually see.
  • Block 2 Representation – Learning how to use line, tone and a variety of mark-making and materials to describe what you see.
  • Block 3 Principles – Some useful theory on perspective, proportions and composition to make your drawings more accurate.
  • Block 4 Expression – Ways to bring playfulness, vitality and emotion into your drawings, developing your individual drawing language.

The course will run on Zoom on a Monday evening 7.30 – 9.00pm, starting 31st August 2021. A recording of each week’s session, plus some extras to practise will be available online to the group only.

It runs in 4 x 4 week blocks, 16 sessions in total and you can book one block at a time – you don’t have to commit to all 16. It costs £48 for each block.

“As I haven’t picked up a pencil to draw since leaving school 30 years ago I was curious about what I could learn from an online art course. Tansy was the perfect tutor, able to explain and demonstrate techniques really clearly. I felt supported throughout – encouraged to try and not worry about the results. The combination of shorter and longer exercises, mixed with a bit of useful theory and examples from a range of classical and contemporary artists was perfect. I definitely feel more confident and inspired to draw for pleasure since taking the course.” Fiona Murray

Permission to Draw materials pack

art materials for Permission to draw courseI love shopping for art materials but know it can very quickly get expensive, so I have used my bulk buying artist powers and put together a specially selected materials pack with everything you will need for the course. For £24 I will package it lovingly and post it direct to your door. (See the photo for contents)

How to book your place

The next course will begin in Autumn 2021, so if you’d like to learn to draw with me, simply email me to join the waiting list.

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