Life drawing after work

Course Dates: 16/09/22 - 07/10/22
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: Keeley Street
This short course is a great introduction to drawing directly from the nude model. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in drawing, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor. Suitable for absolute beginners.
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Started Fri, eve, 16 Sep - 07 Oct '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Working with a variety of models, you will be shown how to draw volume using light and shadow, and ways to measure proportion. You will be investigating drawing with pencil and charcoal: traditional materials for life drawing.
Drawing from standing, sitting and reclining poses you will begin to practise the basic skills needed to represent the body.

What will we cover?

Each week there will be a focus for studying proportion of the body and use of tone using different approaches. You will look at the different properties of charcoal and pencil and experience how your drawings change dependant on the materials used.

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

- Start to draw from life with an effective use of the materials
- Explore tone or proportion to represent the human forms effectively
- Extend your skill in drawing by direct observation of the nude figure
- Gain confidence to progress to further drawing.

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

It would be helpful, but not essential, if you have already done some basic drawing of simple objects either on a course, or in your own time. This is an introduction to working directly from life, from the nude figure.

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

Practical work in the studio, with an introduction to each session, and some demonstration by the tutor. Individual tutoring with regular feedback and some brief discussion in the group. Work outside the class is optional.

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

All drawing materials will be provided. Please wear old clothes or overall in the studio.


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

Your tutor will discuss progression to further courses, there are many life drawing and painting courses available
For example: Life Drawing All Levels, Anatomical Life and Portrait Studio etc.

Joe Richardson Tutor Website

Joe Richardson is a multi-disciplinary artist working in painting, drawing, collage, video, print and sculpture. Since graduating from his MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2018, Joe has worked regularly taught at Foundation and Undergraduate level as well as working with Under 18s. Joe is dedicated to encouraging learners to discover new creative approaches to making, exploring their own interests in relation to art and design, and teaching methods and techniques that help to form the foundation of students' creative careers. Joe has undertaken residencies in Beijing, China and Stokkoya, Norway to develop his collaborative and flexible practice. He currently has a permanent collection of video works on display at Universal Music, Four Pancras Square, and has recently held a solo show at CineWindow Winsford and a duo exhibition at FIVE YEARS, London.

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.