Drawing (Saturday Course)

  • 5 hours per week
  • 5 weeks


This five-week Saturday course will help you explore core drawing skills.


  • experiment with a variety of techniques and materials
  • do some life drawing

Classes are held from 10am to 4pm on five consecutive Saturdays.

This course is run by the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL.

Course content

By using drawing as a way of articulating form and as a tool for thinking, you'll be encouraged to:

  • explore and nurture ideas through drawing
  • use drawing as an inspiration for your own art practice

You'll work almost entirely from observation, using the idea of perception as the starting point for visual enquiry. In some sessions you'll draw from a life model. 

You'll explore:

  • light and tone
  • materials and surface
  • space and line
  • composition
  • measurement
  • proportion
  • drawing systems such as perspective

You'll also experiment with a variety of techniques and materials including pencil, ink, white chalk, willow and compressed charcoal.

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those who are more experienced and want to refresh their drawing skills.


You can request an attendance certificate after completing the course. These can only be supplied during the year you take the course and can't be produced retrospectively.


The course fee is £390.

This fee covers tuition, provision of an easel, palette and drawing board, and studio space.

It also covers the cost of those materials supplied by the Slade. Once you've been accepted onto the course, you'll be sent details of which materials are provided and which you'll need to supply yourself.

Further information

Read more about this course and others on the Slade website, which provides information about booking and cancellations.

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Course team

All tutors are practising artists.

Course tutors for this Saturday course are:

  • Kate Hopkins
  • Ian Rowlands
  • Sandra Smith

Course information last modified: 18 Sep 2018, 16:28