Course Code TAS2102T02
Course Dates Sunday, 27th February 2022
Days 1
Times 10.15am - 4.15pm
Experience Level Beginner
Fee 105
Location Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This is a fun, day-long taster course in drawing for those who may be considering a longer evening or daytime course and are wondering how much they will enjoy it.
Throughout the day the tutor will lead the class in practical demonstrations to help you begin to see shape and tone, and how these elements can relate together to form a composition. We aim to foster self-certainty and an enjoyment of drawing in a relaxed yet stimulating environment.
As you work through a series of exercises, you will gain confidence with pencil and charcoal, which will encourage you to further explore the medium.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for students at our Beginner level.

  • Beginner

    Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

Other course levels include:

  • Beginner +

    Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium, but still follow a structured path with guidance from the tutor.

  • Intermediate

    Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

    These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

  • Advanced

    Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

     Our Advanced courses include our Masterclasses.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.

What should I bring?

All materials are provided for this one-day class.

If you would like to order drawing materials to use at home after your class you can purchase our Drawing pack here.

About Your Tutor

SUZON LAGARDE

A recent graduate of the Art Academy London, Suzon loves painting from life and sees this as an opportunity to connect to the present moment and realise the beauty surrounding us, let it be in a still life, a space or with a sitter. As a tutor, Suzon is fascinated by the different ways each mind works and wants to encourage everyone to find their own style. 

Suzon regularly exhibits and sells work in the UK and internationally. She won the Leatherseller’s Prize (2020) for her painting ‘Suzy’, exhibited at the Mall Galleries. She was a finalist of the Holly Bush Woman Painter Prize (2018). She appeared on Portrait Artist of the Year (2018 and 2020).

https://www.suzonlagarde.com/

Instagram: @suzonlagarde

Location

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

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Refreshments and Facilities

The common room can be used by individuals from the same class at scheduled break times only.

The kitchen can be used for handwashing and waste disposal facilities only.

Please note, students will not be able to use the kitchen to prepare hot drinks and/or food.

Students will be able to use the coffee machine, where free hot water, and paid-for hot drinks are available.

Mugs will not be available for use, and students are strongly encouraged to bring their own reusable mugs if they wish to use the coffee machine.

Further Details

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be purchased on our Materials Page or on the individual course page when you make your booking.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of. Paintings that need to dry should be collected within a week. For clay sculptures that need hollowing and firing, you will receive a separate email when they can be collected.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
  • Sometimes our photographer will pop in to get some images of our classes in progress. We will typically inform you beforehand if photography is taking place during your class; if you do not want to be photographed please let the photographer know!
  • To find out more about what’s going on at the Academy follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. If you’d like to share images of your course, your progress or your finished work we’d love to see them! Please bear in mind you must have the permission of tutors, other students and models to photograph them.
  • If you would like more information or advice on courses at the Academy please contact shortcourses@artacademy.org.uk.
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£105.00

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Fee: £105.00