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Drawing - Still Life - Online Live

Day of week:
Real time Online
Level 1
10:00 - 12:00
4 weeks

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners

In this four week short course you will study a series of set still lifes enabling you to develop your drawing technique.

Week 1 - Let's look at what other artists think is a still life!
- How and where do we start drawing?
- What is meant as perspective?
- What are highlights and what about shadows?
- Using shared images via PowerPoint we will explore paintings and drawings and try to understand perspective

Week 2 - A still life set by tutor
- You will be sent a photo of a still life to use as a guide for setting up a small still life in front of you.
- Looking through a viewfinder to aid placing your objects on the paper
- The first marks are the hardest how to get over the fear!
- How to make a view finder!

Week 3 - A still life set by tutor
- An e-mail will be sent to you with a photo that you can use as a guide to set a a small still life up in front of you

Week 4 - Three things that say something about YOU
- Have 3 or 4 things with you
- Draw objects that you love or say something about you

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Helen Easter

Helen is an experienced tutor who has been teaching for 27 years. She delivers courses on painting and drawing, printmaking, papier mache, paper pots. Her main work entails images mixed with the abstract and she uses methods and techniques in all mediums. Helen has exhibited and sold her work in galleries in the UK and abroad. Her paintings have been used for book covers and greeting cards. She is involved with the British Fencing Association where her fencing images have been used for prizes; she also does commissions from fencers and was featured in The Sword magazine in January 2013. She has designed murals for Kent Children Libraries and has curated shows for Shepway council and Metropole Galleries which were featured in the Sunday Times as best shows outside London. Her website is

View all courses taught by Helen Easter here

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered online. You will join the class from home and be able to exchange and interact with other learners as you would in the classroom (speaking and listening).

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.

What do I need to have with me?

Please have the following with you:-

- Cartridge paper of a good standard no smaller than A3
- An area in front of you for a small still life set up.
- A surface to attach paper to eg a drawing board or the firm backing of the paper pad.
- Rubbers
- Pencils from 2b to 6b
- Masking tape or fixing for paper
- One A5 card

What can I do next?

Your tutor will be able to advise. You can visit our website at for details of all our art courses.

What do I need to join the course

All students are welcome on this course as no experience of the subject is needed.

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code ASH/95438/J/NC.

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