Life drawing: all levels
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VM035
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
On this course you will learn strategies to help you draw the figure more accurately and/or expressively. You will explore ways to approach life drawing, including the use of a variety of materials.
What will we cover?
You will be encouraged to adopt the materials and working practice of various artists, and to consider and discuss their approach and attitude to the nude. Using this structure, the course covers basics such as proportion and measurement, composition, tone and mark-making, and the development of courage, energy and personal ideas. Materials used will include pencil, charcoal, pastel and ink.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Draw more accurately from observation
- Draw more expressively from observation
- Make drawings of the figure in line and tone
- Use a variety of drawing materials
- Look at, and take inspiration from, the work and practice of a variety of artists.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels of ability in life drawing. Some drawing experience would be an advantage e.g. on courses such as 'Drawing 1' or 'Introduction to Life Drawing'.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Short slide talks, practical work, one-to-one tutoring, group discussion and demonstration.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials are provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may wish to progress to a life painting class or to attend further classes in life drawing. Life drawings form an important part of a portfolio for access to foundation and degree courses.
There are a number of different working from life courses in the programme which you may wish to progress to, for example, Experimental life drawing with mixed media, Anatomical life and portrait drawing studio, Drawing and painting from life.
Andrea studied Drawing at Camberwell College and textiles at Morley College, where she also did her teacher training. She has a passion for the macabre and much of her recent practice has focused on drawing animal skulls and skeletons. She has a particular interest in comparative anatomy which led her to devise the Anatomical Life and Portrait Drawing courses at City Lit. Observational drawing is at the core of her practice and she uses it as a means of recording the world around her, be it the clutter of the studio, a music gig or a specimen in a museum. Andrea has an energetic approach to teaching. She is highly communicative and strives to create a positive group dynamic whilst being sensitive to the needs of individual students. This has been enriched by her extensive experience as a life model which she has used as a unique opportunity to observe first-hand the teaching methods and creative processes of many artists and has applied this knowledge to develop her own distinctive teaching style. Examples of her work can be found at www.instagram.com/voiseydrawing
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.