All our Drawing and Painting courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2018 and over only.
Please click on the Drawing and Painting course title in blue for more information and how to enrol.
Daytime & Evening Drawing and Painting Courses at WMC-The Camden College
Use a sketchbook to draw on location in London, both outside and in museums. This drawing class is for anyone wanting to use a sketchbook to develop and extend their drawing skills on location. You will go out and about to a range of locations around London to practice drawing from a diverse range of subjects. There will be an opportunity to explore techniques and processes drawing from the landscape and the hustle and bustle of London to working in museums. The course will introduce you to different ways of approaching drawing using a sketchbook on location as part of a friendly supportive group of like-minded people. You will be taught by one of the country’s leading professional Artists, Neil Pittaway, a member of the New English Art Club and be given guidance and one to one support at every stage of the course on how to approach and use a variety of subjects and drawing materials to produce your own drawings.
On this course you will take inspiration from natural forms, develop technical skills of drawing, painting, colour mixing and tonal judgement and explore free ways to interpret the natural world thorough different media. Sessions may include drawing, watercolour, oil painting, acrylic painting, printmaking and ink.
Examples of past learners work can be found here for Botanical Drawing.
Take up a pen and make your mark! Learn about the history, materials and techniques of calligraphy while trying out a range of calligraphy tools and processes. We’ll look at traditional and modern calligraphy practise and explore how different tools or papers will influence your letters. You’ll get an insight into contemporary practise of calligraphy, have a personal experience of writing with different calligraphy tools.
Have a look at some examples of what past learners have been doing in their Calligraphy class.
This course is an opportunity to explore what drawing and painting are and how you can explore the visual world around you using them as a tool. As well as exploring techniques in the studio you will draw out in the real world with a number of visits to interesting locations during the course. You will then explore ways to develop your drawings and painting into personal projects using a variety of approaches and supported by an experienced tutor.
Check out some of the excellent experimental drawing outcomes happening in this class: drawing and painting.
This course is the course for you if you want to learn to draw or improve your drawing skills and techniques. All levels welcome including beginners and those who may not have done any drawing for a long time as well as well as those with more experience. Through being taught a range of different drawing techniques you will have the opportunity to develop your skills further, in key areas such as perspective, observational still life, portraiture, and landscape. Drawing is complex and it requires time to develop your skills. This course gives you an opportunity to consolidate your skills throughout the year.
Have a look to see examples of learners work in Drawing Skills and Techniques.
Using your imagination as your guide and taking inspiration from artists like Hannah Hoch, Joseph Cornell, Dora Carrington and Peter Doig, you will be invited to produce images and forms inspired by non-observational starting points. In the class we will experiment with various 2D and 3D techniques that can be used to really allow your expressive self to emerge in visual form. You will have the opportunity to work individually and collaboratively from a variety of starting points, ranging from music to writing.
Have a look here: to see examples of learners work.
An exciting opportunity to develop your visual arts practice through personalised portfolio projects. The course starts with an extensive exploration of media and materials through drawing, and then leads in to thematic development of personal projects in a professional context. The course culminates in an exhibition organised by the group. The course runs every Friday 10 – 4.
Examples of what learners are doing can be found here for the Level 2 course.
This course is an excellent opportunity to develop good observational skills in drawing from a life model, representing the figure in line, tone, light and shadow. You will develop and extend different techniques using a variety of art materials ( beginners and advanced) and you will be shown examples from artist works to inspire and support your learning., You will work alongside others in a mutually supportive and friendly atmosphere.
The course will cover all fundamental life-drawing principles. These will centre around three main areas: The bone structure of the body, the building of the body’s form and he placing of the form in space. These areas will be explored by observing the nude figure, the clothed figure, the figure in action and the portrait. Further understanding will be underpinned by frequent visual references made to relevant periods in art history.
This course is an excellent opportunity to develop on from drawing in the observation of a life model, representing the figure in line, tone, light, shadow and colour. Painting can allow for a more sculptural portrait of the figure and sustained observation as well as the exploration of colour in the communication of flesh tones. This class will also include a range of warm up tasks and structured experimentation You will develop and extend different techniques using a variety of painting materials and you will be shown examples from artist works to inspire and support your learning. You will work alongside others in a mutually supportive and friendly atmosphere.
On this course you will be introduced to the basic principles and methods of painting and use of colour. It will help improve your work and confidence in the company of other people. This course is for those who want to learn some basic principles to start painting and begin to develop their skills. Taught in a supportive studio environment, you will be guided through fundamental ideas and methods of painting; how to mix and apply colours; begin to describe a range of subjects and start to develop your own ideas.
Working with the life model, you will be introduced to various different drawing and painting methods for portraiture. From technical drawing and accurate proportions to more expressive painterly techniques.
On this course you will learn the essentials of oil painting – how to manage the palette, control colour blending, what mediums to use to alter the handling qualities of the paint, and useful techniques such as glazing, impasto and bistre.
Working with the life model the group will be introduced to two different methods of portraiture – drawing using the key proportions of the face and painting with acrylics to achieve a modelled, tonal effect. Reference will be made to Rembrandt’s portraits.
On this course you will get hands-on experience of applying the principles of colour to painting. Colour theory will be discussed however the emphasis of the course will be practical. You will learn to make the most of colour, achieve colour harmonies and use neutral colours as well as bright colours.
This course is a very good first point for discovering the art of using watercolours.. You will explore different ways of painting and drawing through using water based media on paper, critically looking at various ideas and concepts that are used to create still life’s, landscapes and general sceneries.
Examples of past learners work can be found here for Watercolour.
This course is very good for students wishing to start painting with watercolours or those wishing to improve their watercolour painting in both traditional and none traditional ways. You will explore different ways of painting and drawing through using water based media on paper, critically looking at various ideas and concepts that are used to create still life’s, landscapes and general sceneries both observed and imagined.
Examples of past learners work can be found here for Watercolour.