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The Drawing Course

The Drawing Course will challenge your preconceptions about drawing as you experiment with mark-making and process; you will also be taught the formal elements of drawing through a variety of subject matter including life drawing. We would recommend this drawing course for anyone wishing to further develop themselves as an artist. The drawing course is also suitable for students developing portfolios for A-level and entry onto our full time Art and Design courses. Drawing is a fundamental tool for any aspiring artist or designer. In order to communicate ideas, artists need to develop a visual language. Drawing development is the key to unlocking creative responses in all aspects of Art and Design.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

Materials and approaches to mark making; Surfaces, grounds/papers; Approaches to drawing – measuring, proportion, scale; Formal drawing language – tone, line, form, structure, surface; Drawing as a tool to develop and extend ideas; Approaches to experimental drawing, materials and process.

Who will be my tutor?

Name:Steve Dixon


Steven Dixon is a practicing fine artist with 15 years teaching experience in HE, FE and Adult Education.

How will I learn?

Learning will be developed through practical studio based exercises, group work/discussion and through individual tuition.

What can I do after this course?

The Drawing Course- Advanced

Are there any additional costs?

All core materials used in the sessions will be provided. Your tutor will provide you with an advisory materials list that you may wish to purchase to supplement your work.

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 do I need to bring?

Your tutor will advise you on images and items to bring to sessions.

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.

5 reviews for The Drawing Course

  1. tsuijackie@hotmail.com

    5 out of 5

    Steve is a very good teacher and I really enjoyed it.

  2. alixgilmer@hotmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Really enjoyed the course. Learnt a lot & liked that we looked at how different artists have worked as well.

  3. flavio.bellomi@yahoo.it

    (verified owner)

    4 out of 5

    Great teacher, let us experiment a lot, use different techniques and tools/media. You can see progress made during the course.

  4. jjesshope@gmail.com

    4 out of 5

    Day, time and cost of this course please

  5. Karinalegumi@gmail.com

    5 out of 5

    An absolute adventure in drawing and mark making using a wide variety of implements and drawing mediums. I was nervous thinking this might be a bit above my skill level as a beginner. The tutor builds on each lesson, inspiring, building confidence and skills in an ingenious way. If like me you wondering if you can draw and if this is the course for you. I wholeheartedly encourage you to jump in. You really will not regret it. A friendly and supportive atmosphere, a suitable place to begin or for more advanced students to expand skills.

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