Learn to draw in a week

Key facts

  • Cost: £220
  • Credits: 0


This week-long course introduces the absolute beginner to ‘seeing’ and drawing accurately. Students will learn how to use a variety of drawing techniques and drawing media and how to use line, tone, texture and colour in a drawing, presented in a series of simple lessons and demonstrations. The course will consider themes such as portraiture and still life in a variety of styles. Materials are not provided. 

Areas you'll explore include: 

  • How to 'see' like an artist and draw subject matter which is accurate in proportion, in a variety of styles 
  • Drawing techniques, media and equipment 

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:  

  • Draw technically and accurately in line and tone, texture and colours. 
  • Demonstrate skills in a variety of drawing techniques, media and style. Produce finished drawings 

Suggested follow on course  

An introduction to portrait drawing in a week ADED11404 

Who is this course for?

Anyone who has an interest in learning to draw, and practical art in general.      


This is a non-credit class, so would not contribute to any qualifications. 

Mode of study

A mixture of practical demonstrations, set exercises and guided study. 


Although the course is no-credit bearing, it is still an ideal introduction to the subject. 

Find out more

The University holds open days throughout the year where you can meet with staff to discuss our short course provision. Find out more about University of Glasgow open days