Drawing for Beginners



£1200 - ensuite private room

Non-painting partner: £720

What's included


1st – 8th May

6th – 13th September


art workshops italy

Penny Morgan, Vespa, charcoal – Day 5

Designed for the absolute beginner, or the experienced artist going back to basics, this is an intensive drawing course which leads to stunning results in a single week.

I have developed a series of exercises to find a way around the blocks people have when they first start to draw. I enjoy helping people develop a new skill, and seeing their satisfaction when they discover that, yes, they can draw for toffee.

Mark Waldron, day 6

Mark Waldron, day 6

Having taught weekly classes for many years, I find that format frustrating. Often we’re starting from scratch each week.   Our Drawing for Beginners course allows you to build on your skills as you learn them, achieving more than the equivalent hours of the weekly class.

Course format

The mornings are dominated by careful exercises in looking and mapping out a drawing.  We tackle the portrayal of form, volume, perspective, tone, etc. as we progress through the week.
In the afternoons, possibly with the help of a glass of wine at lunch, we  do swift, expressive exercises designed to bring out the inner artist, build confidence and find your personal style.By the end of the week you will be amazed at the progress you make. You may not be a Rafaello (a local boy) – that will take practice – but you’ll be able to express a visual idea and be well on your way.It all sounds very serious but there is still plenty of time to relax, enjoy Andrea’s great food and explore this lovely area.

Typical day

  • 9am – 11am: drawing with tuition
  • 11am: snack and drinks
  • 11.30am – 1pm: drawing
  • 1pm: lunch
  • 3pm – 6pm: drawing with tuition
  • 7.30pm: Dinner


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