Beginners' Drawing Online Art Course (B1)

Tutored by Monika Cilmi  and  Ida Mitrani

The Beginners' Drawing Course is a Certificate Course

This introductory art course teaches students how to draw, covering: perspective, shapes and shadows, pencil, pen and ink drawing, use of charcoal, coloured pencils, pastels and chalk, how to draw people and how to sketch. This is an excellent starting point for people who simply want to draw well. If it is likely you will want to learn to paint as well you could consider the B2 Beginner’s Painting course, although students who are likely to take both the Beginners' Drawing course and the Beginners' Painting course should consider taking D1 our Drawing & Painting Diploma course. The Drawing and Painting Diploma covers the same areas, as well as much more besides, and offers very good value.

Beginners drawing course

Course Prices

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Critiques online or via Regular Mail

Students are able to upload their artwork to the 'The Art Room' on our website. Each student is given a unique username and password on enrolment for their own private section in The Art Room. Students can upload their artwork for the tutor to collect and critique. The tutor will then upload feedback for the student to download. If you do not have facilities to upload your artwork, you can mail your artwork to the tutors centre and receive your artwork back with your critique. It is essential you label all packages/artwork with your student number.

Student Artwork by Jacqueline Miley

Student Artwork by Jacqueline Miley

Tutor Support

All our courses are written to be complete in themselves. However we realise that students may appreciate being able to get clarification about various things as they work through their programme as well wanting reassurance that they are putting techniques into practice effectively. The tutors provide the technical support to deal with relevant queries.

Most courses have their own dedicated Tutor. The tutor keeps the course up to date and relevant to today's students. They are available to the individual student for advice and encouragement. Each course has regular exercises and assignments that are constructed in such a way as to give the student the opportunity to practice the techniques learnt on the course and to test themselves as they go along. The student is encouraged to submit the assignment work to the college for the tutor to critique. The student's work will be returned together with the tutor's personal critique. On many courses the assignment work may be suitable for inclusion in a student's Portfolio of Work that could be very useful later. The college will use the assignments submitted as the basis for any award of a letter, certificate or diploma.

Student Artwork by Lorraine O Beirne

Student Artwork by Lorraine O'Beirne

Duration and Experience

The expected duration of this course is approximately 3 months although the college allows students up to one year to complete their studies.This course is suitable for all students.

Course Content

The following is an overview of some of the areas that are covered in the course.

Media: Equipment used

Subject: Areas covered

Techniques: Skills developed

Pen & ink
Coloured pencil

Figure drawing

Using the mediums

Student Artwork by Yee Keng Liang

Samples pages from this course

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Samples images from this course

Below are a few images from the course itself illustrated by tutor and artist Julie Douglas.

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Testimonials from students

Thank you for your useful comments. I think the combination of audio tape and overlay is brilliant and I feel sure I will go back to them time and again. -- I cannot believe how much my work has improved in such a short space of time.

P.M. St Albans

Hello, I want give you my feedback about the Learn to draw course that I'm doing: IT'S FANTASTIC, INCREDIBLE, GREAT! Thank you very much for all your support, when I'll finish this course I'll buy another one and I wish to have again a great tutor like Alan Dedman, he has make the critiques of my draw and I like his method, he's a very incredible teacher with a great passion for his work, I just only tell you that I'm very happy to working with him and with all you too. Thank you very very much!

Sara Wendy Oliva

Hello, I submitted last assignments (Set Three Assignments) of B1 course. Thank you very much for a such a wonderful tutor, and carefully structured course. Best wishes from Turkey

Oya B. Cetin

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