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Life Drawing - Intermediate

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Fine Art

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    30th September 2018

Admission Requirements:

Students need basic knowledge of gesture drawing and should have already done a beginners course in life drawing.


Fine Art & Applied Art, CIT CCAD

All part-time programmes at CIT CCAD will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

An Information/Registration session will take place on Thursday 6th September 2018 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork. College staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.


Course Fee €480

Mondays: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

This intermediate course is an accredited module for students with some experience of drawing. The course will explore traditional and contemporary drawing. It aims to expand the students’ knowledge of drawing using the life model and other observational drawing exercises. The course will introduce various media including pencil, ink, and charcoal as well as basic techniques such as perspective, anatomy, proportion, tonal understanding and mark making. It will also introduce the participant to basic research and how to develop a sketchbook practise.

  • Applicants should have basic drawing skills and familiar with basic drawing terms.
  • Assessment is optional and can be discussed with the lecturer. Some homework is expected.
  • Suitable for those who wish to add to their drawing practice.

Semester 1 October to December will be bridging studies leading to the module itself in Semester 2 January to March.

Tutor Profile

Helle Helsner has been teaching life drawing in Crawford College of Art and Design since 2000. She graduated from the College in 2001 with a master by research in pre historic casting techniques and thus also comes from a sculptural back ground. Drawing and sculpture are integral parts of her art practice and the two are often combined. Helle explores drawing on a daily basis and is not restricted to figurative drawing. She uses nature or urban setting just as often. Her work is contemporary, fast and intuitive with an exploratory side combining materials, techniques and mark making. Helle has facilitated various workshops in Ireland, USA and Europe and her work can also be found in both private and public collections in Ireland, USA and Europe.


CIT: Single Module Certification, 5 ECTS credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork.


Early enrolment is advisable as places are limited.

  • Online application is open for course beginning October 2018.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay the course fee of €480 online if a place on a course is offered.


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Helle Helsner
021 4335220