Step-by-step demos


What is Refreshers/Beginners?

10-week course 

Each week you receive a video tutorial from artist tutors, and model videos, allowing you to learn and practice all the basic skills of life drawing.

What does it cost?

£120 for the course videos

£250 for the course plus feedback (weekly zoom call with a tutor)

Is it right for me?

BOW refreshers/beginners is suitable for anyone who feels a bit rusty or intimidated about drawing from observation, through to complete beginners. 10 weeks of BOW insights, demonstrations, and practice will take your drawing to the next level! Read our testimonials to hear what others are saying about the course.


How long are the sessions?

Each session lasts around 2 hours, including tutorial video plus 90mins of model poses. Each tutorial lasts 20- 40 minutes and includes drawing demonstrations, mini-lectures, and slideshows.


The Tutors:


Figurative artists Jen Robson & Kirsty Whiten.

The Models:


Each week we have a different model, with two sessions of 45 minutes each week, and pose-lengths of 2 - 30 minutes.


Sessions and Topics covered in Refreshers/Beginners


Week 1: Making a Start.


Week 2: Mark-Making and Materials


Week 3: Comparative Measuring


Week 4: Measuring & Proportions in depth


Week 5: Quality of Line


Week 6: Expressive and 3-dimensional Line


Week 7: Tone and Value


Week 8: Tone in Depth


Week 9: Creative Sketchbooks


Week 10: Your Style


Course Delivery


We’ll send you links to the course videos, and reference documents, accessible via a secure dropbox.

You will need internet access to stream the videos. All you'll need to do is click the link we send.

The classes can't be downloaded, but can be accessed via the link at any time during your 10 week course.

You can access this anywhere you have internet, and keep accessing it all for 10 weeks (which is great if you need flexibility around other commitments, or you need to build up your stamina by taking things slowly).

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