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Life Drawing

Day of week:
Ashford Gateway (KAE), Ashford
Mixed Level
10:00 - 12:00
10 weeks

This course will be held at Ashford Adult Education Centre at Ashford Gateway.

This course provides an opportunity for students to learn, explore and extend their life drawing skills. Both male and female unclothed models will be used as subject matter. Some poses through out the course will reference poses from art history. each class will start with short poses as a warm up.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- draw more accurately from observation
- draw more expressively from observation
- select and emphasise ideas/techniques to develop a more personal response
- use self-evaluation to help inform your own development
- look at, and take inspiration from, the work and practice of a variety of artists.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Helen Easter

Helen is an experienced tutor who has been teaching for 27 years. She delivers courses on painting and drawing, printmaking, papier mache, paper pots. Her main work entails images mixed with the abstract and she uses methods and techniques in all mediums. Helen has exhibited and sold her work in galleries in the UK and abroad. Her paintings have been used for book covers and greeting cards. She is involved with the British Fencing Association where her fencing images have been used for prizes; she also does commissions from fencers and was featured in The Sword magazine in January 2013. She has designed murals for Kent Children Libraries and has curated shows for Shepway council and Metropole Galleries which were featured in the Sunday Times as best shows outside London. Her website is

View all courses taught by Helen Easter here

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.

What do I need to bring with me?

If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy. However, all students should bring an A4 sketchbook of good quality cartridge paper and a variety of pencils, charcoal, a putty rubber and either masking tape or board clips. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you.

What can I do next?

A further life drawing or life painting course. Your tutor will be able to advise or please visit our website at for more details.

What do I need to join the course

This course is for beginners or those with some experience of life drawing.

Getting to your course

Find us

Ashford Gateway (KAE)
Church Road
TN23 1AS

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ASH/121241/M/LC.