First Steps course for beginners

Lesson 1 - Introduction

This is the start of a series of lessons designed to help you build a solid foundation of life drawing […]

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Lesson 10 - Recapping the process

If you’re watching this video, hopefully you’ve gone through our video series, which has been building up to this. Well […]

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Lesson 9 exercises - ways to practise simple contours and tonal shapes

In the last lesson we talked about fleshing out our figure with simplified outlines and tonal shapes. If you’ve not […]

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Recent articles

Hatching - how to use parallel, contour and crosshatching for life drawing + exercises (video)

It’s best to view the video since you can see the demonstrations, but we’ve also written it out as an […]

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Draw Along Club 1: 30 minute practice session (video)

With this video, you can get out some paper and draw with us. We’ll draw three 3 minute poses, two […]

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Finding the time - how I doubled my drawing practice (video)

So you’re struggling to put in the hours each week training your drawing – this is a very common problem […]

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Aidan

Being self taught and not having art teachers I find this to be a huge help, and can already see myself getting better and moving towards my goals.

Tess

I have already applied the instruction from the Understanding Movement video in my life drawing session last night – it made an immediate difference in my gesture drawings and in the composition of an extremely foreshortened pose … Thanks for creating this wonderful place to learn.

Barbara

I’m finding the online course very useful ... [it's] a good way to pull together my other reading and work to date.

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