Back to Basics Drawing

Adults' Arts & Craft Classes

Class Details

(20 customer reviews)

Class Name: Back to Basics Drawing
Learners per Class: 8

No. of Sessions: 5
Length of Session: 2 hours

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Contrary to what many people believe anyone can learn to draw and it is a fantastic way to relax and unwind. This course looks at the basic techniques to help get you started over 5 sessions. We will explore sketching, shading, perspective and proportions, alongside working in different mediums.


If you have always fancied learning to draw or if it is something you would like to get back into after a long break this course will take you back to the basics to get you started.

Your Tutor: Lisa Goddard

Mixed media artist and art journaller

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20 reviews for Back to Basics Drawing

  1. Bev Warwick (verified owner)

    Loved the course. Lisa explains the techniques very clearly and is very encouraging. Would recommend the course to anyone wanting to give drawing a go.

  2. C Bradbury (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed the course, as a novice given me a bit more confidence to keep going.
    Lisa’s an excellent teacher.

  3. Jen Morton (verified owner)

    Excellent tutor, Lisa taught me something new within the first 15 minutes that was a revelation. Would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn the basics.

  4. Angela Hull (verified owner)

    I have enjoyed this course immensely and would recommend it to anyone wanting to improve their skills or trying drawing for the first time. I’m looking forward to the next course.

  5. K

    Great experience with an amazing tutor

  6. Amy (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed the course and have been able to learn a lot of new techniques. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in learning different drawing skills.

  7. Marje Shaw (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed the course – Lisa is an excellent tutor – very encouraging and positive about my efforts to sketch! It was a lovely peaceful and encouraging couple of hours each week. I will definitely continue with what I have learned and I would recommend this course for anyone wanting to try their hand at basic sketching techniques.

  8. Anne (verified owner)

    Excellent course, teaching a wide range of strategies in a fun and relaxed way. Success in surprising ways,

  9. Carole Soanes

    Really enjoyed this course and learnt lots of new things, thank you very much.

  10. Sue Bruno (verified owner)

    Absolutely loved every minute of this course..I would highly recommend it. Lisa is an excellent tutor. Learnt so much. Thank you

  11. Jennie (verified owner)

    Excellent course. I have learnt a lot and gained in confidence with drawing. Especially enjoyed trying different media. Tutor’s comments very helpful and encouraging.

  12. Julie (verified owner)

    Excellent course. Lisa teaches the very basics and then helps you to build your skills and confidence. It also allows you to try a variety of mediums. I learnt lots of new techniques and will continue to practice at home. I have already signed up for my next course to develop my skills further!

  13. B Milton (verified owner)

    A really enjoyable course. Lisa is very patient and clearly explains basic drawing skills.
    Her encouragement has given me the confidence to carry on drawing! Would definitely recommend.

  14. Clive Newman (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course. Lisa is a great tutor and extremely helpful and kind. It really helped me get started with drawing and was a fun and absorbing thing to do – I’m signing up to the next course so I can keep going.

  15. Lindsey (verified owner)

    Fantastic intro to drawing! Lisa did a great job of explaining the different topics in simple to understand ways, and when combined with the different exercises she had for us I found it very easy to take what we did in the sessions and practice at home. Highly recommend.

  16. Vanessa

    It took me years to get the courage to do this course, having been put off drawing completely at school. Lisa was patient and supportive and I now have the confidence to practice, and most importantly, to actually believe that drawing is a skill that can be learned! The final lesson, where I used watercolours for the first time, was a high point for me. I drew and painted something I’m proud to show people. Wow!

  17. Luke T

    Just recently finished this course, my second with Lisa at Straight Curves. I miss the weekly sessions already- I learnt so much, and it gave me the confidence to just have a go at home. It’s a supportive environment to learn, and Lisa is great at bringing everyone along. I was hopelessly inept when I started, and now I realise I have the capability- it’s all practice!
    If you’re umming and ahhing, give it a go. You wont regret it!

  18. Kath (verified owner)

    A brilliant course! Learnt lots of basic techniques to carry forward. A lovely venue and great teacher in Lisa .

  19. Jill (verified owner)

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I was a complete beginner so it was good cover the basics. It has really boosted my confidence and I’ll definitely carry on drawing now.

  20. Mary Read (verified owner)

    I started this course without any experience whatsoever to learn how to draw. I had no idea what to expect and felt out of place at first as the others were very talented. I’m amazed at how much I’ve learnt and look forward to improving with practice. Thank you for your patience and guidance.

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