Life painting for beginners

Course Dates: 16/09/24 - 30/09/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
This short course is a great introduction to painting directly from the unclothed life model. Using simple projects, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in paint, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor. Suitable for absolute beginners.
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Life painting for beginners
  • Course Code: VH966
  • Dates: 16/09/24 - 30/09/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Mon, Daytime
  • Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street

Course Code: VH966

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Mon, day, 16 Sep - 30 Sep '24

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 proportion of the body and the use of tone and colour using different painting techniques. 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...

- Use some different brushwork techniques to paint from life
- Use basic tonal values 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 previous experience of life drawing.

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.

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 Painting: a Contemporary Approach
Life Painting: an Experimental Approach
Portrait Painting: 2 Session Pose.

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.