Body Language
with artist and tutor Helen Jackson

Wednesdays from 10.00am - 3.30pm

10 Weeks
from Wednesday 22nd September
to Wednesday 1st December
(Break on Wednesday 20th October)

13 Great King Street, EH3 6QW



In order to fulfil our obligations to tutors and models, as well as sustaining cash flow to the school, please note that we are only able to offer 50% of each class capacity to those booking with credit. If you are not able to redeem your course credit this term, we will endeavour to honour your credit in the following term. Please read our Refund Policy closely.

This course comprises of five two week projects in which you will be shown how to break down the human figure into simple shapes and then add expression using mixed media.


During the term we will explore a range of different types of mark-making using pencil, charcoal, ink, chalk and oil pastels.


Every other week there will be a clothed model to draw from in the studio and by looking at the work of different well known artists gain insight into how they portrayed the human figure to inform and give energy to your own drawings.


  • A4 -A3 sketchbook

  • A4-A2 drawing paper

  • Pastel paper

  • Pencils

  • Rubbers: regular and putty rubber

  • Black Ink/brush/stick

  • Charcoal/compressed charcoal

  • Conté Crayons (Sanguine, White & Black)

  • Graphite sticks

  • Oil pastels/Chalk pastels

  • White acrylic paint

  • Brush to apply paint

  • Masking tape


*a list of the weekly materials required will be emailed to students prior to the start of term