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Learning to Draw Courses

Tutor:  Bern O'Donoghue
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton & Hove BN1 2LR
Next start dates: Thursday afternoon 27 April & Thursday evening 27 April 2017 

  • Guided by our lovely tutor Bern, you will train your creative eye so you can accurately record what you see.  
  • over the course of 10 weeks you can build both your confidence and your skills, developing your style stage-by-stage. 
  • Using a variation of different techniques, mediums and materials, you will learn to be more experimental and observant in your work. 

What does this course cover?

You will be taught how to really ‘see’ what you are looking at and how to record what you see on paper, alongside exercises that will encourage you to be more experimental with observation, ideas and use of media. Please bring willow charcoal, pencils and a rubber to the first session. Paper is available for a small charge (20p for Cartridge, 5p for Plain Newsprint).


About the tutor

Bern is an artist educator whose main studio practice is painting and drawing. She teaches at arts organisations across London and the South East.


Really enjoyable relaxed atmosphere.  Sarah

It gave me lots of confidence to start drawing and introduced me to different ways and methods.  Anon

I liked the relaxed style of teaching.  Seeing everyones individual style of drawing.  My confidence increased very quickly.  Kamjil

I really enjoyed this course - 10 weeks went too fast.  One of the things I liked was experimenting with different material, like charcoal.  Fiamette

I liked learning how to look more carefully at things and draw what I see.  Rachel

Bern is fantastic.  Knowledgeable and patient & always positive.  Classes were relaxing, like a little holiday each week.  Neil

I learnt lots of skills and was introduced to different artists.  It really did help me to draw and given me enjoyment back to drawing.  Will now book on to another art class.  Laura

I feel more confident and more happier.  Alpa

I have learned a brand new skill and developed a confidence to try and keep learning – thank you. Cath

This course is what I’ve been looking for, for years – highlight of the year! Corinna

I can draw! Maria