Drawing the moving figure
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Course Code: VM067
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course will explore how to create a sense of movement in your drawings through lively mark-making and an
expressive use of mixed-media including charcoal, pastels, inks and paint. A different approach will be explored
each week, working from the human form and from found/artist images. Some drawing experience would be an advantage.
What will we cover?
Drawing from a life model . Looking at examples of inspirational artists.
• Observational techniques and processes using a variety of drawing materials
• The use of lively mark-making, pattern and texture.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Explore fluid observational drawing techniques using line, shape and texture - charcoal/pastels.
• Develop mark-making skills with ink/paint.
• Appreciate movement and linear possibilities within composition.
• Open up a personal and expressive approach to drawing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Some drawing experience is advised for this course, but beginners are welcome.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Demonstration, group discussions, handouts, practical work, one to one tuition.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials are provided.
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10%
discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you
should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross
shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions
apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Look out for our special collaborations with the English National Ballet where our students gain access to drawing
the ENB dancers live in class at the ENB venues. Alternatively, you may wish to develop your drawing from the
model on one of our many life drawing or life painting classes to suit all levels and availabilities.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to
Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details.