Bluecoat: dot-art: Drawing for Everyone

Bluecoat: dot-art: Drawing for Everyone

Bluecoat: dot-art: Drawing for Everyone

Venue: Bluecoat
Date(s): 27.11.22
Time(s): 11:30 - 16:30

Learn how to draw accurately and in proportion across this 3 day course. Perfect for the complete beginner or those more advanced who feel they need to improve their drawing skills.

Be taught how to use the ‘thumb-and-pencil ‘ method to measure and draw in this one day course at Bluecoat. Learn the principles of drawing with tutor Roy Munday and develop essential skills for drawing and developing your own creative style. Gain confidence in your drawing ability and take your new found skills out of the classroom to sketch the world around you.

Sundays 11:30am – 4:30pm starting 27th November (£135 for 3-day course)



How to draw accurately and in proportion. For the complete beginner or those more advanced who feel they need to improve their drawing skills.

Many people are convinced that to be an artist you must be born with natural talent. It’s a total myth!

You already know that whatever we do in life, we have to learn to do it – learning to write is a good example, or riding a bike, or playing a sport.

Signing-up to this course, you will be taught how to measure using the ‘thumb-and-pencil’ method. This is the best method for measuring. The principle you can learn in a few hours, then it’s practice, but practice you will enjoy because you will know how to draw accurately so you can achieve correct proportions. This basic skill is essential if you are to progress in art. Drawing and painting demand it. Once you learn some basics skills, it will give you enormous freedom as an artist. You will be able to sketch the world around you, from simple sketching to a finished drawing, or painting. And it’s worth noting, all the great artists over the last 500 years had one thing in common: They knew how to draw accurately.

Often, even people who may have been painting for a number of years, have not been taught basic drawing techniques, for example: how to measure and achieve correct proportions.

I will teach you how to measure up a subject to ensure you draw it accurately. You will also be introduced to charcoal so that you can learn tonal values. It is tone that gives shape to objects, working from a still-life you can easily set-up on table at home. This will allow you to learn at your own pace in order to gain confidence in basic drawing skills.

The main points covered on the course will be:

• Introduction on how to measure accurately.

• Using charcoal to achieve tone.

• How to solve problems of perspective, through measuring.

Tutor: Roy Munday

Roy Munday is an experienced trainer and artist, who has been teaching various drawing courses for many years.


27th November, 4th & 11th December, 11:30am – 4:30pm


Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

Situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. You can enter the building via the front courtyard off School Lane, or through the garden at the back off College Lane. Nearest train station- Liverpool Central.




You will need to provide your own materials. Essential materials include a set of HB pencils, A3 paper, a sharpener and rubber.

Alternatively, we have put together a suggested package of all the materials you will need for this course, in partnership with Cass Art.


There are a maximum of 15 places available on each session, so early booking is essential.

To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.

Cancellations / Refunds:

Once you have made your course booking you are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.

Cancellations are permitted up to 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.

If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.

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