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Life Drawing

This course explores the representation of the human form, working from the life model. Study is based on observation using short and long poses. Sessions provide opportunities for experimentation and the development of various drawing skills. Students of all levels of ability are welcome and are fully supported in building a portfolio.

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Time 18:15 - 20:45
Days Running Tuesday
Duration 10 weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price £229
Spaces 9
Course Code L93LFD1-BEL1A1920
Time 18:15 - 20:45
Days Running Tuesday
Duration 10 weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price £229
Spaces 12
Course Code L93LFD1-BEL1B1920
Time 18:15 - 20:45
Days Running Tuesday
Duration 5 weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price £119
Spaces 12
Course Code L93LFD1-BEL1C1920

What topics are covered?

Understanding proportion; Drawing techniques and approaches; Development of observational awareness; Developing and understanding of shape and form; Materials and their uses – charcoal, ink, graphite, pastels.

Who is the course aimed at?

Students of all levels of ability are welcome.

Who will be my tutor?

Jackie Harding. “My lifetime passion for drawing and painting began when I was a child. I attended Junior Art School in Sheffield from the age of 11, going on to Sheffield College of Art. I finished my art education at the Slade School of Fine Art in the 1960s, where I was lucky enough to have Frank Auerbach as my personal tutor.”
Since then I have continuously taught Painting and Drawing part-time, whilst pursuing my career as an exhibiting painter.
Over these many years I still retain my enthusiasm in passing on all the knowledge I have accumulated to share with my students in this never ending journey of study.

How will I learn?

Individual guidance is given through the development of observational and practical skills; Peer reviews; Study of painters/artists past & present.

What can I do after this course?

Life Painting

Are there any additional costs?

All basic materials are provided. Your tutor will advise you if any extra materials need to be purchased.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

10 reviews for Life Drawing

  1. erica@myusualemail.com


    5 out of 5

    This is my second time on the course and I loved it just as much as last time. Jackie is an excellent teacher and there is a perfect balance between challenging yourself and direction to guide you.

  2. k.langford69@yahoo.co.uk


    5 out of 5

    Brilliant tutor. A master of her craft.

  3. rebecca.astrop@gmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Have loved every session. Fantastic, thoughtful and insightful teacher. Will return to same course in the future.

  4. helena.m.harding@gmail.com


    5 out of 5

    Expert guidance and individualised specific advice tailored towards enabling student to achieve their personal goals, build up their skills and make distinct progress through the course.

  5. alan@woolley.com


    5 out of 5

    As an absolute beginner I feel I made tremendous improvement over the 5 sessions. I must come again.

  6. andrewjamesthomson@hotmail.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    This is the second time that I have done life drawing with Jackie because I enjoyed the first course and really value Jackie’s tuition. Excellent.

  7. kirsty_dougall@hotmail.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Thanks Jackie! Good range of exercises and poses, excellent teaching.

  8. erica@myusualemail.com


    5 out of 5

    It’s such a lovely environment to work in and I found I easily built up friendships with both the other people and the model.

    I would definitely do it again.

  9. anna.dawson@bathcollege.ac.uk


    5 out of 5

    Great course with an encouraging and knowledgeable tutor.

  10. anna.dawson@bathcollege.ac.uk


    5 out of 5

    Great course. Lovely teacher.

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