Course Overview


Spring term: Monday 20 January – Monday 23 March 2020


10 Monday evenings 18.00-21.00


Tom Winter



Drawing the human figure as a subject matter has held a fascination & challenge for artists which has endured for centuries up until the present day.

Whether you have attended classes previously or perhaps have never drawn the human figure before, you will receive a warm welcome on this course. You can be assured of a first-class experience, whilst developing your skills alongside a wide mix of individuals with this shared interest.

Your tutor Tom Winter (Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2010) will lead you through a structured programme of drawing skills. You will produce linear and tonal studies, record active poses and make more considered drawings, allowing you to gain confidence in your observational responses to the unclothed & clothed form.

Tom will encourage you to be both personal and expressive whilst exploring an array of drawing materials. Whilst receiving teaching as a group you will also be supported and encouraged by your tutor on an individual basis.

As your tutor guides you through the series of lessons, your skills of observation and draughtsmanship will develop. You will enhance your skills as an artist, ending the course with a portfolio of fresh and inspiring work.


  • Studies in basic Proportion & Measuring
  • Using environmental clues to reference the angles of the figure
  • Expressive use of line, Contour & Mark making
  • Studies in Anatomy (including Heads, hands & Feet)
  • Working with Colour
  • Tonal Value & Working with Contrast
  • Drawing the Figure in Motion & Dynamics
  • Blocking in form
  • The Figure in Perspective
  • Using Negative Space & Silhouette