Classes in Association with Letchworth Settlement

Life Drawing Class Tutor: Collette Hoefkens

During the term you will be working from a range of models and encouraged to try a variety of exercises as well as having the opportunity to complete detailed drawings and paintings.
Working directly with the model you will be able to explore and develop your skills and potential. With the emphasis on observation guidance is also available in using a range of media including pencil, oils and charcoal. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome; the course suits all levels of ability.

Art Classes with Norton Way Gallery

Norton Way Gallery Life Drawing Classes are held on Wednesday evenings at The Settlement, Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. Classes are limited to no more than fifteen members a term, so you do need to book early to ensure a place. There are three terms a year, each lasting eight weeks.

Working with a variety of models, each week’s session provides a different challenge. Warming up with a series of sketches, lasting from two minutes to twenty minutes, you are free to work in whatever medium you feel is appropriate. I will give suggestions and introduce exercises designed to improve and broaden your observation skills.
The main focus of the session is an extended pose that lasts for up to an hour. This time gives you the opportunity to complete a more detailed piece of work, whether it is in pencil, oil, charcoal or any other medium of your choice. Materials are not provided.

With a strong emphasis on observation my aim is to support you to find your own approach, methods and style. The sessions are suitable for both experienced artists and beginners. Art is about communication and expression and in particular self-expression. These classes are structured to facilitate your personal development so that you are able to visually express what is important to you.

Classes and Workshops

Held at
The Settlement
229 Nevells Road
Letchworth Garden City

Courses run regularly throughout the year over three terms.
Workshops are held throughout the year on an individual basis.

Places are limited and you will need to pre book. Materials are not provided unless otherwise stated.

Term Dates

Autumn Term 2023
8- week session

Life Drawing – Tuesday
7pm till 9.00pm
12th September -14th November
Break: 3rd October
Half term break: 27th October

Life Drawing – Wednesday
7pm till 9.00pm
15th September – 15th November
Break: 4th October
Half term 28th October

Next Workshops

Life Drawing Workshop
Sunday 20th August 2023

Future Workshops

Life Drawing Days

Landscape in Oils
Secondary Source

Extended Life Drawing Pose

Portrait in Oils
Secondary Source

Animals in Colour Pencil