Life drawing in a day

Course Dates: 15/04/21
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Discover new ways of drawing the human body in a fun, fast paced day that combines practical exercises with basic theory and techniques.

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Description

What is the course about?

Explore new approaches to life drawing through quicker responses to the nude. As our model delivers a range of short poses we will respond using drawing techniques and consider anatomy, structure, volume, tone, colour, mark-making and more. We will also look at drawings by a range of artists who use shorter drawing sessions to create completed pieces, or as a springboard to develop their work further.

What will we cover?

- Over the day we will look at and respond to the nude in new ways.
- Working with a variety of media, we will make drawings where observation, intuition, immediacy and time are of the essence – the resulting work will range from the minimal to more bold and expressive work, and will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on your work and where you can take it.

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

- Draw the nude body with more confidence using a variety of different methods
- Understand how a shorter drawing time can benefit and enhance your work
- Reflect on your initial, fast drawings and make decisions about further development with more confidence
- Identify work by artists working with the same or similar ideas.

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

Drawing experience is essential – you should be familiar with drawing concepts such as quality of line, contours, proportion and tone although these will be discussed in context during the session. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

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

Demonstration and practical exercises. One to one and group discussion.

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

Basic materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring any extra or special materials.

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

- Life drawing
- Portraits 1
- Life painting.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Clare Barton-Harvey

Clare Barton-Harvey is a full time artist and tutor/trainer living in London. In her teaching, she specialises in life drawing, drawing and mindfulness, working with colour, and painting from the imagination. She is an engaging and inspired tutor responsive to individual need and encouraging of individual growth/expression. In 2003, she studied at the Royal Drawing School, where she engaged in life drawing and the study of contemporary and historic artist’s drawings as part of the Drawing Year. In 2017 she engaged in post-graduate study with Bob and Roberta Smith (RA) and has exhibited solo and in a variety of group shows throughout the UK. You can see her work at www.cbarton-harvey.co.uk. Clare has been a practicing artist & mindfulness practitioner for over 25 years, and has taught drawing and painting for over 18 years, in a variety of locations currently including the National Gallery, British Museum, British Library, Pallant House and Hampton Court Palace. She is also co-founder of LIMINA collective (www.liminacollective.com) who specialise in mindful engagement with art in galleries and museums.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: VH028

Please choose a course date 

Thu, day, 15 Apr - 15 Apr '21

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £99.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? visualarts@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

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