Start life drawing
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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What is the course about?
Working with a variety of models, you will be shown how to draw volume using light and shadow, and ways to measure proportion. You will be investigating drawing with pencil and charcoal: traditional materials for life drawing.
Drawing from standing, sitting and reclining poses you will 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 line using different approaches. You will look at the different properties of charcoal and pencil and experience how your drawings can change dependant on the materials used.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Start to draw from life with an effective use of the materials
- Explore tone or proportion to represent the human forms effectively
- Extend your skill in drawing by direct observation of the nude figure
- Gain confidence to progress to further drawing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
It would be helpful, but not essential, if you have already done some basic drawing of simple objects either on a course, or in your own time. 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 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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Your tutor will discuss progression to further courses, there are many life drawing and painting courses available
For example: Life Drawing All Levels, Anatomical Life and Portrait Studio etc.
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.