Learn to Draw
Dates: Friday May 12 – Friday July 14
Time and venue: 13:00-16:00 / The Fine Art Room – Ealing (see below for venue info)
No of sessions: 10
No. of students: 10
Tutor: Mario Lautier Vella
|Senior (aged 65+) and concessionary fee*||£185|
*Concessionary fees are available if you receive housing and council tax benefits, income support or jobseeker’s allowance. You will be required to provide evidence at the time of booking. Instalment payments may be available – please get in touch to discuss this further. See our terms and conditions before booking or get in touch with any questions you may have.
A 10 week step-by-step drawing course that combines practical skills with key theory so you can draw with confidence.
Our Learn to Draw course covers everything you need to start drawing.
From drawing media and mark-making through to composition, perspective, measuring, proportion, tone, colour and more.
You will also discover various ways and styles of drawing. Explore and discuss drawings from prehistoric times, the Renaissance, 19th and 20th century artists and contemporary examples – all of which will inspire your own work. Handouts also provide you with additional information.
A small class size means you’ll get plenty of one-to-one tuition and feedback as part of a supportive, friendly group.
A number of our Learn to Draw students go on to our Learn to paint course – we recommend that you begin your art training by learning to draw as you will feel more confident when painting.
Course level: beginners or anyone who wants to refresh their drawing skills.
Venue: The course takes place at Northfields Community Centre, Ealing, West London
Northfields Community Centre is located at 71A Northcroft Rd, London, W13 9SS.
The centre is approximately 5 minutes walk from Northfields Tube station (Piccadilly Line). Local bus routes: E2 or E3. There are a few parking spaces available at the centre but these cannot be reserved / guaranteed. Parking restrictions are in place close to the Centre but free parking is available in streets a short distance away. See map
Course materials: a materials list will be sent to you upon enrolment. Paper will be provided.
Your course tutor: Mario Lautier Vella has been teaching beginners how to draw since starting his teaching career in 2011.
A qualified art tutor and professional artist, drawing is a major part of Mario’s own practice. His award-winning drawings have been shown in a number of exhibitions including his 2017 solo show Home Truths which featured 100 new drawings made as part of the 100 Day Project and his 2023 show, Tip of the Tongue at the Metropolis Contemporary Gallery in Brighton. His work can be found in collections across the UK, the Netherlands, Malta, Australia, North America and Canada. Find out more
Course feedback: “I really enjoyed your course. I found the balance of theory and practice just right, with such thoughtful and interesting examples given. Your expertise and knowledge is very inspiring and the course is certainly very well designed. You pack a lot in! My formal education lasted 19 years and I would say that I enjoyed your lessons more than any others I have had, with you as my teacher. Thank you for the inspiration, interest, fun and above all, huge enthusiasm and encouragement.” Clare
“You taught me so much through the duration of the course. I can’t recommend you enough. Thank you!”, Stephen
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