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Life Drawing And Painting

Traditional skills and experimental approaches to working from the life model. Suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience. Each week will explore different themes to give participants a comprehensive set of strategies for working from the model.
  • Who is it for?

    This course is suitable beginners through to advanced students. Beginners will learn simple techniques and build confidence in the subject area. Advanced students will have an opportunity to experiment with ideas and techniques.

  • What does it cover?

    The model will take a mixture of short and long poses. Long poses may continue from week to week while there may also be some quicker poses for drawing if required.
    Students will learn to mix colour harmonies and tonal scales from observation. They will learn how to recognise shape, planes, form and space, and will be able to apply this to working from life.

  • What will it be like?

    Group question and answer and individual demonstrations on technical matters. Students will be encouraged to take a positive attitude and take part in group discussions and criticisms.
    The tutor will talk to every students while their work is progressing. A final criticism will complete the session or pose.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Students should invest in willow charcoal sticks and graphite pencils.
    Sketchbooks are advised for smaller, quicker works.
    A small journal is required for self evaluation.
    Any other drawing or painting materials are individual choice.

    Regular, daily sketchbook work will greatly improve any student's aptitude and is highly recommended.

  • What could it lead to?

    Students can enrol on other courses offered by the Mary Ward Centre, for example, Foundation or
    Pre-foundation.

Available Courses

Life Drawing And Painting

Traditional skills and experimental approaches to working from the life model. Suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience. Each week will explore different themes to give participants a comprehensive set of strategies for working from the model.

26 September 2024 – 12 December 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1261
£339 / £119
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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10 June 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1221
£166 / £60
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Over 60s Art

Use simple, fun techniques, and gain skills and confidence in a range of materials while developing a personal style. This course is not suitable for absolute beginners as much of the work is advanced, experimental and/or relates to exhibitions visited by the class. There are many other painting and drawing classes at the Mary Ward Centre or Blackfriars Centre which would be more suitable.

26 September 2024 – 12 December 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:10
£130 / £46
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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16 January 2025 – 03 April 2025
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:11
£130 / £46
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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01 May 2025 – 17 July 2025
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:12
£130 / £46
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Collage And Mixed Media

A practical course for beginners and experienced artists aimed at those who want to explore the creative possibilities of collage, experiment with mixed media (paint, print, 3D, relief, found objects, etc) and make use of unexpected materials and techniques.

23 September 2024 – 09 December 2024
Monday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1246
£297 / £104
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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25 September 2024 – 11 December 2024
Wednesday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1249
£297 / £104
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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13 January 2025 – 31 March 2025
Monday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1247
£297 / £104
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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15 January 2025 – 02 April 2025
Wednesday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1250
£297 / £104
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 April 2025 – 21 July 2025
Monday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1248
£277 / £97
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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30 April 2025 – 16 July 2025
Wednesday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:1251
£297 / £104
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Drawing - Short and Long Poses

A mixed level life drawing course using short and long poses, focusing on line, light, colour and composition. Explore the numerous differing influences from ancient far eastern to western mainstream, with a backdrop of Eastern Taoist philosophies and the use of the Chinese brush. It is open to all levels, beginners to advanced.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri

23 September 2024 – 09 December 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1209CS
£336 / £128
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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13 January 2025 – 31 March 2025
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1210CS
£366 / £128
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 April 2025 – 21 July 2025
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:1211CS
£339 / £119
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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