Drawing the Basics

Drawing the Basics

This course is for complete beginners or those who wish to develop their observational drawing skills, the course takes an in-depth look at basic drawing techniques. Each session will concentrate on a particular aspect of drawing and include discussion and analysis of the work of relevant artists. Students will have the opportunity to explore various drawing media and surfaces.

Learning Outcomes

This course will give you the opportunity to gain:


  • Skills and confidence in observational drawing.
  • Broader knowledge and development of skills in a variety of drawing media.
  • Understanding of drawing as an art form through the study of individual artists.



Your Tutor

Sheila Bryan Sheila Bryan initially trained as a textile designer at Middlesex Polytechnic, then moved to working as a fine artist. She has exhibited in several major public exhibitions and numerous private exhibitions. Sheila has also been working as a garden designer with a particular interest in perennial and grass plantings.


Putty Rubber Standard Eraser 1 x 2B Pencil 1 x 8B Pencil 1 x Box of 3 thin and 3 thick Natural Charcoal sticks Conte Carre Sketching Crayons, Black 2B and Sanguine A3 Medicum Surface Cartridge Pad 1" Masking Tape Hairspray


Tuition fees: £115.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £115.00


No. of sessions: 8

Day Date Times
Wed 25/09/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 02/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 09/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 16/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 30/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 06/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 13/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 20/11/2019 18:30-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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