Life Drawing & Portraiture Courses - Online & London
Life drawing shows you how to see and interpret the structure and proportions of the human form through observation of the unclothed live model. It’s a fantastic discipline that can underpin all other drawing practices.
Whether you’re interested in the technical and analytical aspects of scale, volume and methods of measurement or a more intuitive, expressive approach, there are classes to suit all levels and approaches. Beginners are introduced to simple, user-friendly exercises to make the complexities of figure drawing fun and accessible to all.
If you’re a more experienced student, you can explore a more personal approach, experiment with materials and work with dynamic and challenging poses. A fascinating aspect of life drawing is the portrait, using the same skills to develop character and likeness of the individual face through focusing on structure, volume and expression.
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- Anatomical life and portrait drawingCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea VoiseyDiscover the extraordinary construction of the human body. Through direct observation of the model you will examine the fundamental anatomical structures that underlie both portrait and life drawing. For those with some drawing experience.Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £287.00 Concession £233.00
- Life drawing: an extended studyCourse start date: Wed 18 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Luke JonesA comprehensive course to build skills, vision and flair in drawing the human form. Use traditional and experimental approaches and a range of media, including charcoal and pastel.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Life drawing after workCourse start date: Wed 13 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetA fun, relaxed and shorter life drawing class better suited for people coming straight from work. You will be able to work from a variety of life models, in a range of materials and with a variety of poses. You will be working from the unclothed model, both male and female.
- Life drawing: experimental approachesCourse start date: Fri 17 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore imaginative, dynamic approaches to drawing the figure with a variety of media: be inspired by new ways of seeing and access innovative ways of approaching your drawing.
- Drawing and painting portraits: traditional techniquesCourse start date: Wed 10 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea VoiseyThis structured course introduces traditional historic approaches to drawing then painting portraits from observation of the life model. Suitable for all levels but some previous drawing experience an advantage.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Portraits 2Course start date: Mon 22 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Alex HannaFurther develop your knowledge of the technical aspects of portraiture and your understanding of the relationship between artist and sitter. Undertake drawing and painting practical projects which enable you to develop a more personal approach in the latter stages of the course.Full fee £439.00 Senior fee £351.00 Concession £285.00
- Life drawing: a contemporary approachCourse start date: Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetThis course introduces exciting contemporary approaches to life drawing using a variety of processes including using wire to draw with, clayslip for mark-making and plaster. You will be encouraged to explore creative and imaginative approaches in your response to the life model.
Suitable for all levels but some previous life drawing experience would be an advantage.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
- Portraits 1Course start date: Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Luke Jones, Andrea VoiseyThis course aims to introduce you to this fascinating genre in both drawing and painting portraits through practical experience of the basic skills and concepts involved, including structure and proportion of the head and features, tone, colour, pose and expression.
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