Beginners Course in Observational Drawing (Mornings / Evenings)

Submitted by Karen Goonewardene on February 20, 2020 - 13:05

Venue, Timing and Cost

Ayres House Studios, Wallingford OX100JZ
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 to Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Mornings 10:30 - 12:30 or Evenings 19:00 - 21:00
Beginners Course in Observational Drawing

This course offers the opportunity to be gently guided through the fundamental building blocks of observational drawing. Designed with the beginner in mind, but equally enjoyable for anyone wishing to rekindle their love of drawing, Karen's courses deftly introduce interesting and challenging exercises to the class in a mindful and motivating way to develop her students' own competence, confidence and enjoyment of drawing from real life. New for 2020, you can choose to join the morning or evening course, depending on your schedule.

Course Overview:

Week 1: 26th Feb - Media, Marks & Lines
Week 2: 4th March - Negative Space
Week 3: 11th March - Gesture Drawing
Week 4: 18th March - Contour Drawing
Week 5: 25th March - Measurement & Perspective
Week 6: 1st April - Tone, Volume & Form

A range of materials and equipment will be supplied as part of the course, including, individual A5 sketchbooks for you to keep and one-to-one e-mail support for those wishing to continue their practice outside of the weekly class. Light refreshments will also be provided.

Testimonials from Karen’s previous students:

"I really enjoyed the course and appreciated your instruction and gentle encouragement. It has really enabled me to feel able to get going with my own style of drawing. Thanks again for being a great teacher" Zoe, Reading

"Very well organised course....impressive instruction... every detail was preciously thought out and all objects and equipment provided with meticulous care. Karen is an excellent teacher." Hugh, South Oxfordshire.

"I would recommend Karen to give lessons any day - thank-you." Ann, Woodcote.

Mornings 10.30am-12.30pm; Evenings 7pm-9pm.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

For further information or queries please contact Karen at Neocartouche on

To book one of the last few remaining places please book via eventbrite by chosing either the morning or evening course from the following booking site...

I look forward to welcoming you to the course and the studios on the 26th.

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