Monday 2 – 5pm
7 – 28 September
Course Fee: £80 Adult (£60 concession)
Limited to 10 people only
This Intermediate to Advanced Drawing course is designed for learners who have already completed a basic drawing course, and who are confident and adventurous in their outlook.
In a relaxed, informal and supportive atmosphere course participants will cultivate their repertoire of mark making and expand their knowledge of contemporary and historical drawing.
The course involves observational and non-representational drawing, experimental and conventional processes, and develops participants’ individual practices.
Throughout the course there will be a continuous appraisal of drawing; what it is, the basic components, and what it can be.
Artists whose practice contains a strong drawn component will be used as reference and inspiration – examples include Kathe Kollwitz, Egon Schiele, Kiki Smith, David Hockney, Ellen Gallagher, Tacita Dean, Jasper Johns, Vija Celmins, Julie Mehretu.
All Learners will be encouraged to bring in source material that have personal meaning and interest and to keep visual journals or sketchbooks to inform their work.
For this Intermediate to Advanced Drawing course, participants need to supply their own materials to ensure we maintain our levels of Covid-19 sanitisation. You will need:
- graphite pencils
- black fineliner and biro
- A3 size cartridge paper
About the Tutor
Sophie Wakefield designs and runs creative tours for visiting groups to the Barbican Art Gallery where she is the Schools & Families Guide.
She also teaches art on a freelance basis and since 2016 she has worked in community settings to support people’s wellbeing through art-making. Companies she has worked with include Chickenshed Theatre, Studio Upstairs, ActionSpace and Claremont Project. As of September she will be training as an art therapist at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Sophie is also a professional visual and performance artist. To look at more of her work visit