Life Drawing with Sarah Wright

Five Week Creative Course

Photograph by Sara Myers


Term 1
29 January 2022
5, 12, 19, 26 February 2022

Term 2
5,12,19, 26 March 2022
2 April 2022

Half Term: 21–27 February 2022 (no teaching)


We are booking up to 12 people on this course, however this is subject to change based on government guidelines concerning COVID-19.  

We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.

Gift vouchers available

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
All skill levels welcome.

What will be covered in the class?
Over the five weeks of the course you will be guided through exercises to:

• Improve your looking skills
• Develop drawing technique
• Explore alternative drawing materials
• Gain confidence to draw accurately

The structure of the course will provide you with the opportunity to observe the life model in a variety of short and longer poses, focusing on a different drawing principle each week, allowing time to apply yourself, with guidance and individual tuition on hand when required.

Week 1: Line and Edge - using a range of drawing tools including pencil, graphite, charcoal and erasers to explore the shape and quality of line.

Week 2: Shape and Space - looking for negative space in the pose and applying it to shape what you are drawing, using chalks, coloured pastels, and coloured paper.

Week 3: Lights and Darks - using a charcoal ground and putty rubbers, to explore shading and highlights and to create improved three dimensional form in your drawings.

Week 4: Relationships - use guides and artist techniques to create more accurate perspective and proportion in your drawings, using colour and texture.

Week 5: Bringing it together - the opportunity to choose your preference of materials, to create an artwork applying all the skills and techniques covered on the course.

What will I need to bring?
Materials are included. Easels, sugar paper and charcoal will be provided.

You are welcome to bring materials you’d like to experiment with. Aprons are available. Please wear appropriate clothing for messy making including close-toed shoes and tying long hair back.  

Art Studio. The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.

Sarah Wright is a practising artist based in Milton Keynes, with over 20 years experience of teaching drawing, and life drawing courses, she is also an associate artist at MK Gallery. Sarah is currently studying for an MA Fine Art at Northampton University.

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance refunds will be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.

In acknowledgement of these exceptional times, Milton Keynes Arts Centre has amended its refund policy on a temporary basis. Students are now entitled for refunds in the following circumstances:

  1. If you are unable to attend a class as you are showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  2. If you are unable to attend a class as someone you live with is showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  3. If Milton Keynes Arts Centre cancels or postpones classes.

Refunds shall be made on the basis of every class students have missed.

In all other instances outside of these circumstances, bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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