Life painting: focus on light and shade

Course Dates: 26/10/22 - 09/11/22
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
A great introduction to tonal painting working directly from the nude model. Using simple projects, you will
explore different ways to represent the human form through light and shade in paint, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor.
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Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00

Course Code: VH047

Available start dates 

Wed, day, 26 Oct - 09 Nov '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Working with a variety of models, you will be shown how to paint volume using light and shadow, and ways to
measure proportion. You will be investigating traditional approaches to painting to begin to practise the basic skills
needed to represent the body.

What will we cover?

Through observation of the life model you will focus on studying the forms of the body and the use of tone through light and shadow using different painting approaches. You will learn about brush handling, composition and basic colour mixing for skin tone.

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

- Start to paint from life with an effective use of brushwork to demonstrate light and shade
- Explore tone to represent volume and form
- Use basic colour mixing for skin tone.

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

Suitable for beginners in painting who have some basic life drawing experience.

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 materials are included. Advice on materials will be given during the course.

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

Life Drawing into Painting
Anatomical Life Drawing Studio
Life Painting Expressionist Approaches.

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.