Life drawing: a contemporary approach

Course Dates: 17/04/23 - 05/06/23
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
This course introduces exciting contemporary approaches to life drawing using a variety of mark-making and mixed-media. You will be encouraged to explore creative and imaginative approaches to responding to the life model. Suitable for all levels but some previous life drawing experience an advantage.
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Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00

Course Code: VH893

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Mon, eve, 17 Apr - 05 Jun '23

Duration: 5 sessions (over 8 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course will explore a variety of experimental drawing techniques and processes to develop your confidence in making a more personal response to the life model, using self-expression and the imagination contextualised by the work of contemporary artists.

What will we cover?

The course will explore a variety of approaches such as
Dynamic drawing techniques
Quick sketching of figure in movement
Mixed-media materials and techniques
Composition including cropping
Notions of 'identity' in the contemporary figure.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Use a variety of mark-making techniques
Use a range of mised-media techniques
Make a personal response to the life model
Make use of strategies employed by a variety of contemporary artists.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels but some experince life drawing would be an adavantage.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- Optional homework will be set
- Group exercises
- Individual practical work
- Tutor 1:1 advice and support
- Some demos and slide shows / short lectures will be included in the class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All basic materials are provided.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

VH078 Drawing a Contemporary Approach
VM485 Life Drawing: Experimental Approaches.

Amanda Bracken Tutor Website

Amanda Bracken started her teaching career at the Serpentine Gallery, researching, developing and delivering projects to a range of audiences, which illuminated the art work on show in the exhibition programme, including a teachers’ pack for the Bridget Riley exhibition. She also gained substantial experience developing projects and workshops within the education departments of The Drawing Room, the Estorick collection, The National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria Miro Gallery in particular Alice Neel: Portraits. Bracken holds an MA in Fine Art gained at Central Saint Martins. She also holds a BA in joint Art/Dance and a PGCE gained at Goldsmiths College London. Brackens paintings, drawings and installations have been selected for exhibitions in London and nationally including the Drawing Room, ASC Gallery, C and C Gallery and Atkinson Gallery Millfield. ‘I am interested in colour and form in all its permutations and the qualities of the substance of painting and drawing-the figurative, the abstract and the in-between. Citylit has a diverse Art department where I can use my experience to stimulate students to develop their own work'.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.