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Drawing Matters - 2016 UK courses filling up fast
April 17, 2016

Many people would love to learn to draw but have never been taught properly, or been put off by careless or hurtful comments suggesting that they could never learn. The truth is we can all learn to draw if we are taught properly. You can learn to draw in as little as 5 days. Whether you are a complete beginner or perhaps you would just like to develop your skills and confidence, particularly at drawing from life, then this 5-day Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain workshop is for you.

2016 courses are now filling up - the May course in London is now full and so is the residential in North Wales in July. I have a few places left for June in London as well as in August in London.

  • Information about the content 5-day Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain course, devised by Dr. Betty Edwards.

  • UK Courses Details of 2016 workshops

  • Learning from the Old MastersAccess free resources online to learn more about your favourite artists

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Anna Black
Certified Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain instructor, operating under license from Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (

Course Dates 2016

If you've always wanted to learn to draw, Dr. Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain 5-day intensive course is a proven technique for teaching drawing - particularly to those people who swear they could never be taught to draw! This course is taught in the UK by Anna Black, certified and licensed by Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Inc.

Anna teaches in the UK in central London (Little Venice), which are non-residential, and North Wales, near Bangor, (residential).
  • The course lasts for 5 days (9.30am-5.30pm) and includes 35 hours of teaching and The Drawing Portfolio (RRP over £80).

  • The cost for the course and all materials is £515. There is an additional charge for board and accommodation on the residential courses.

  • The contents of the Drawing Portfolio were designed by Dr Betty Edwards and Brian Bomeisler. It includes all the materials you will need for the course, including drawing tools unique to Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. These unique tools were developed by Brian Bomeisler based on those used by the Old Masters. The Portfolio and its contents are yours to take home and keep.

Amadeus Centre, 50 Shirland Road, Little Venice W9 2JA (Nearest tube: Maida Vale (Bakerloo line))

  • Monday 2nd May to Friday 6th May 2016
  • This course is now full

  • Monday 20th June to Friday 24th June 2016
  • Last few places available

  • Monday 29th August to Friday 2nd September 2016

  • HOW MUCH? £515 including all drawing and learning materials in the Portfolio (£50 off with Early Bird discount, see specific dates)

    Trigonos, Nantlle, North Wales (nearest train station is Bangor)

    WHEN? Saturday 23rd July to Thursday 28th July 2016
    This course is residential

    HOW MUCH? £515 plus accommodation and full board
    This course is now full

    The Course Fee does not include accommodation or full board. There is an additional cost for this which varies depending on the room. (£415 for 5 nights full board for single ensuite to £345 for 5 nights full board single with shared facilities).

    On every course you will be given a Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Portfolio with unique tools designed by Dr Betty Edwards and Brian Bomeisler. This contains all the materials you will need for the course plus learning materials including a dvd. You can find out more here

    If you are interested in purchasing the portfolio separately or for courses in the United States with Brian Bomeisler or courses elsewhere in the world, please click here

    If you would like to be among the first to hear about new course dates in the UK as soon as they are announced please contact me to be added to the mailing list.

    What do people who have done the course already think?
    "Overall I would rate 10 out of 10 for the whole experience. I learned so so much in such a short time. Very worthwhile."

    You can also read some participant feedback and a more indepth account of one participant's experience here

    Read what the media and other people have thought of Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain course here ( a new window will open)


    There is no better way to learn than to look at the work of great artists. We can't always get to a museum to see works of art face but face but luckily there are all kinds of amazing resources online.
    One of my favourite is the fact that the open access policy that has led to many of the leading museums give free access to out of print books.
    This article gives links to The Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (more than 450 free books to view or download), the Getty Museum has a 'virtual publications library. Books can often be downloaded or read online in pdf format.
    Find out more and explore the world's art resources for free here

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