Life drawing: experimental approaches

Course Dates: 12/01/25 - 26/01/25
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Explore 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.
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Life drawing: experimental approaches
  • Course Code: VH077
  • Dates: 12/01/25 - 26/01/25
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Sun, Daytime
  • Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Annie Attridge

Course Code: VH077

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Sun, day, 12 Jan - 26 Jan '25

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Introducing a variety of methods for inspiring an innovative and exploratory approach to life drawing. Discover the value of both analytical and experimental approaches and the relationship between them in the drawing process. Learn to explore the role of spontaneity, perception and empathy in creating drawings that express 'aliveness' and a sense of meaning. This course is ideal as a companion to more formal drawing courses and is suitable for enthusiastic beginners as well as those with experience in drawing who wish to refresh their practice or stimulate new ways of working.

What will we cover?

During the course we will begin to explore a variety of ways to stimulate a fresh and innovative response to drawing the figure. There will be guided exercises exploring economy of line, expressive mark-making and the role of imagination. You will be introduced to a range of drawing media and techniques to inspire new directions or support confidence in starting drawing. We will explore a range of artists’ work, as references to the specific exercises taught and for inspiration.

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

- Employ a creative toolkit of methods and approaches to figure drawing
- Identify and make use of both experimental/playful and analytical approaches to drawing
- Make imaginative use of a range of drawing media.

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

The course is suitable for enthusiastic beginners as well as experienced draughtspersons who wish to refresh their practice or stimulate new ways of working.

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

Through practical drawing exercises with a life model. The class will include ‘warm-up’ drawing exercises, including techniques to focus the mind and enhance concentration. There will be opportunity for group discussion and sharing of individual drawing experiences for those who would like it.

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

All drawing media and paper are provided.

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

Life drawing: Contemporary approaches
Life drawing into life painting
Saturday life drawing and painting studio.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.