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Life Drawing

Day of week:
Ashford Gateway , Ashford
Mixed Level
10:00 - 12:00
5 weeks

This course will be held at Ashford Adult Education Centre at Ashford Gateway.

This course will develop your life drawing skills. Both female and male unclothed models may be used as subject matter.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
- draw more accurately from observation
- draw more expressively from observation
- make drawings of the figure in line and tone
- use a variety of drawing materials
- look at, and take inspiration from, the work and practice of a variety of artists.

There is no 'homework' for this course, but you might like to research artists and ideas referred to on the course in your own time.
There is no qualification for this course.

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?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress.

What do I need to bring with me?

If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy during the first session. You will need to provide your own materials. Please do not buy anything especially for the course before it starts, but if you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate, e.g. soft pencil, eraser, A3 sketchbook, please bring them along to the first session.

What can I do next?

A further life drawing course. Your tutor will be able to advise or please visit our website at for more details.

What do I need to join the course

This course is suitable for beginners and improvers.

Getting to your course

Find us

Ashford Gateway
Church Road
TN23 1AS

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ASH/109326/K/NC.