Victoria Gallery & Museum: Life Drawing (10 Week Course)

Victoria Gallery & Museum: Life Drawing (10 Week Course)

Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum
Date(s): 22.4.24
Time(s): 17:00 - 19:00

This 10 week course will teach you to perfect the human figure across a programme of lessons developing your skills in life drawing, including accurate measuring, shading and drawing techniques.


***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or

cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 0176660***

Monday evenings starting 22nd April, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

£170 for 10 week course.

Suitable for both newcomers / beginners and for those continuing from previous courses, as the tutor will tailor the material to individual participants.


The course is aimed at adults of any age, both beginners and the more advanced, who want to directly work from a human model or still life.

There will be a human model for most of the sessions, performing very short, short, and long poses giving the students a chance to practice drawing at various speeds. We also will make use of still life and/or sculpture as well as printed pictures to practice on specific skills.

The main method that is taught and practiced in the course is the traditional “stick measurement” and “sight-size drawing method”. However, the following topics will be covered throughout the course:

– The sight-size method versus the comparative method of drawing

– Using alignments, angles, relative proportions, and cross points in figure drawing

– Postural drawing and quick drawing

– Human body proportions

– Shades and values

– Foreshortening

– Using a grid

– Using a proportional divider

Tutor: Laleh Kamalian

As a member of Liver Sketching Club Liverpool from 2016 and a skilled artist, Laleh has a special interest in the human figure and portrait drawing. She has experience teaching drawing methods at various workshops and classes including dot-art life drawing course. “Being of an experimental mind I tend to research all the tools, skills and methods and have found great success with those I will teach you on this course.”


Monday evenings 5:00pm – 7:00pm, starting 22nd April

22, 29 April, 6, 13, 20, 27 May, 3, 10, 17, 24 June


Victoria Gallery & Museum

Ashton Street


L69 3DR


£170 for the 10-week course (full course must be booked in advance). It is possible to split this cost into two payments, please call 0345 017 6660 for more details.



– Sketching paper, at least at A3 size, either in a hardback pad or as loose paper sheets. If you are getting loose paper sheets you will need a drawing board for support. You can find good quality pads at very reasonable prices in “The Works” and “Cass Art”.

– Selection of graphite pencils – H’s and B’s (eg. H2, HB, 2B, 6B)

– Masking tape for taping your paper onto the drawing board

– Rubber (soft – a kneadable eraser is preferable) and pencil sharpener

Recommended but not essential

– Portable easel

Important note: please don’t get a tabletop easel. It needs to be a standalone

– Drawing board



There are a maximum of 16 places available on the course, 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.

dot-art may use your details to contact you about forthcoming events, classes or developments that may be of interest.