Drawing Development (Intermediate)

1. Overview

This course is for students who wish to practice and develop personal confidence in drawing.

If you are looking to continue drawing, perhaps having enjoyed our Foundation course, you might see this as a natural next step.

2. What you will study

Exploratory and imaginative concepts to the drawing practice are introduced to encourage students to investigate how they draw what they see before them. Advice and tutoring in the experimental and expressive methods of drawing are given.

Drawing processes encourage the loosening of line and the development of the student's individual drawing visual vocabulary. The course encourages self-exploration within creative drawing practice through class talks, group/individual discussion and studio-based practice.

Students are encouraged to keep a sketchbook, which reflects their own creativity and awareness, individual interests and the work of other artists. This becomes a personal journal and visual diary of their development during the course.

The course includes drawing on location, studying directly from a life model and runs on a Monday evening alongside students from the Foundation Drawing course.

3. Entry Requirements

This course is recommended for students who have completed the Foundation Drawing course or who have equivalent experience.

Students are required to be a minimum of 16 years of age at the commencement of the course.

4. How to apply

Course fee: £305

Gray's Short Course Online Registration

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU's conditions).


Please inform Gray’s School of Art if you are withdrawing your course. Any student absent for more than 4 weeks consecutively will be contacted by the school. Should no explanation of absence be given, RGU will withdraw you from the course.


A refund is only applicable where there has been at least 4 weeks illness and a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Additional information

This course includes three location classes requiring students to travel to alternative venues: on campus and to Aberdeen University’s Zoological Museum.

Students must provide their own drawing materials. Studio equipment: easels, trestles, and drawing-boards will be provided. Paper for exhibiting purposes will be provided in week 16. A life model is provided during the course.

View the Intermediate Drawing Development Materials List (PDF 104KB)

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.

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Start Date

Semester One: 2 Oct - 20 Nov 2017
Semester Two: 8 Jan - 26 Feb 2018

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
Mondays 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

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