Life drawing after work
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VH730
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Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
Working with a variety of life models, you will be shown ways of drawing using light and shadow and methods to measure proportion. You will draw in various materials including charcoal and pencil, making drawings from standing, sitting and reclining poses for varying lengths of time, you will gain a good foundation in life drawing skills.
What will we cover?
- Each week you will be taken through a different project, you will look at proportions of the body and the use of tone and line in representing the life model.
- Your tutor will give you drawing exercises designed to improve your observational and in particular figure and portrait drawing skills.
- We will look at the historical context of life drawing and look at examples of successful figure drawing.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use a range of drawing materials and techniques in the context of life drawing
- Representing a range of tone (light and dark) in the human form
- Gain confidence to progress to further drawing classes
- Explore 'foreshortening' techniques
- Improve accuracy drawing body proportions vsdgss
- Build increased confidence in observational drawing generally.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous life drawing experience needed, some very basic drawing experience either on a course, or in your own time would help, This is an introduction to working directly from life, from the nude figure.
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 demonstration by the tutor. Individual tutoring with regular feedback and some discussion in the group. Work outside the class is optional.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All drawing materials will be provided. Please wear old clothes or overall in the studio.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The natural progression from this course is VH906 Life drawing after work part 2 : intermediate to advanced.
Shelley Wilson is a multi award-winning national: international artist, a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. Trained: Camberwell College of Art BA Hons Ceramics: Post-Graduate Sculpture Sir John Cass School of Art: Anatomy for the Artist at UCL. She has collaborated with the most eminent members of the scientific world to comment on topical science based & ethical issues, her exhibition Body Politic took the socio-political climate surrounding the General Election in 2010 as subject material in a celebration of the experiences of the 150 MP’s who stepped down at that time. Wilson’s inspiration is the human form, she combines the three disciplines of ceramics, sculpture, & photography. She explores expressive forms of visualization, experimentation, & interaction between materials & subject matter, taking inspiration from the physicality & psychology of the human form. Since 1989, Wilson has taught sculpture, ceramics, & drawing, from adult education - undergraduate including special needs. She has been Lead Artist in sculpture workshops at British Museum & National Gallery, awarded artists residencies schools in the UK & Europe.
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.