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Weekend Life Study

Short Course - All levels EXTRA
Weekend Life Study

An opportunity to spend a weekend of concentrated study, working from the human form in the drawing studios of Gray’s School of Art.

This course will begin with a professional model presenting a structured series of short poses followed by one sitting for the remainder of the weekend. You will be encouraged to practise intuitive, analytical and investigative observational study.


This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

10 and 11 May 2020

Course Length

10 hours
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

You will be encouraged to practise intuitive, analytical and investigative observational study.

This course will support traditional and experimental life study techniques, enabling the challenge of artistic abilities and boundaries with like-minded fellow artists with support from an experienced lecturer and practising artist. 

You may draw or paint your final outcome.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Methods of delivery include: class talks, demonstrations, individual/group discussion and studio-based practice.

You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills.

You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability.

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

This course is not formally assessed.

Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty. 

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre 

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.

Study Skills Support


Some experience of drawing the human form is recommended. You will receive tuition on a one-to-one basis.

Required Age

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.


Course fee: £155

Materials & Equipment

Students are welcome to bring any art materials they wish to support their drawing practice with.

Studio equipment: easels, trestles, and drawing-boards will be provided.

Basic drawing materials will be provided: Paper support, graphite, charcoal, ink etc.


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.

Gray's Art Shop

Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each semester to accommodate the Short Course students.

Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

Email the Gray's Short Course Team

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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