802 - Drawing Experimentation

A course for any adult with an interest in experimenting with expressive / free drawing approaches in a welcoming and supportive environment where one of our Adult Learning Resident Artists guide you as you explore new skills. During each session you will experiment with a range of drawing materials including pen, brush ink, charcoal, pencil and experimental drawing tools.  Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced student, this course will take you into new areas as you challenge and broaden your notion of drawing.  By the end of the course we aim to ensure you feel confident in creating drawings that integrate different techniques in imaginative ways, and hope that you will have produced pieces that you are proud to display in your home or gift to others!

Each session will focus on learning a different aspect of drawing using a variety of approaches with a range of materials including pen, pencils of different types, brush ink, pastels and charcoal. You will understand different types of drawing and how to work in different ways from cartoons, illustration, technical drawing, animal drawing as well as portraiture. You will also learn how to draw shapes in proportion to each other and why artists draw in certain ways to communicate ideas, tell stories, inspire and entertain. 

Learners who take this course often enjoy steering the themes and content that inspire what is drawn during this class.  If you have a certain location in mind that you have always dreamt of drawing, or a particular artist that you would love to emulate, then this is the course for you!  Our tutors will encourage you to share stimulus material as part of the course and individualise the session content to meet your needs and interests.

Additional Information: This course is one of our subsidised Community Learning courses.  Community Learning is part-funded by the government to encourage adults aged 19+ to return to learning, to build confidence in new skills and to take an active role within their community.  Learners who join our Community Learning programme go on to a whole range of opportunities afterwards!  Some stay with us a bit longer to develop additional skills; others decide to take a qualification with us; some progress to higher level learning at college or university; some find a new job using their new skills, or develop their own business; others volunteer within their community and some join recreational clubs and societies that they find out about during our course.  Where will your course take you?!
Funding Eligibility and Course Prices
Course Fee: £100.00
You will be able to join this course for £20.00, if you meet one of the following criteria:
  • I am unemployed and receive benefits payments from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP / Job Centre Plus)
  • I am employed or self-employed and earn less than £18,525 per year
  • I am in receipt of Pension Credit.
You will be able to join this course for Free/No charge, if you meet one of the following criteria:
  • I have been given a referral code for Learning Services Worcestershire
Expressions of Interest for in-person classes
Times and Duration 
Add yourself to the waiting list to be notified when we release new sessions for this course.
Potential location for future sessions: Expressions of Interest for in-person classes