Life Drawing - Masterclass
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About this course

For centuries - as far back as Leonardo and Michelangelo - life drawing has been the traditional method for training artists.

If you want to sharpen up your drawing and observation skills by drawing directly from a life model either as an experienced artist who wants to maintain your drawing skill or a beginner who wants to improve, this course should suit you.

You will improve your understanding of proportion, measurement, shape, tone and your mark-making ability. You will experiment with different materials and you will be able to assemble a portfolio of work.

All of this is available to you in our convivial group of artists under the watchful eye of our experienced tutor. We can't guarantee to turn you into a Michelangelo but we can at least point you in the right direction.

What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to equip you with the confidence and knowledge to improve your observational and drawing skills.

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an improvement in your understanding of proportion, measurement, shape, tone and your mark-making ability
  • Develop and improve your human figure work
  • Experiment with different materials and develop your own personal style
  • Produce a portfolio of work
  • The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Drawing in Different Scales - working in various scales
  • Drawing Movement - experimenting with rapid drawing techniques
  • Using Different Materials - different drawing and painting media
  • Colour - experimenting with colour; aspects of colour theory
  • Tone - improving tonal quality and pencil control
  • Line - drawing the essence of the pose with sensitive and expressive line
  • Negative Space - the secrets of successful artists are now revealed.
  • Entry requirements
    There are no entry requirements associated with this course.
    Study, assessment and qualifications
    Assessment is informal and will be carried out regularly with you by the course tutor.  There are no final qualifications associated with this course.
    Additional costs and information

    You should bring with you an A2, A3 or A4 cartridge paper sketch book, a 3B pencil, pencil sharpener and putty rubber.

    If you have access to the internet you can visit the sites of the National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery for inspiration!

    What could I do next?

    You may wish to enrol on another of our drawing and painting courses, such as: Drawing and Painting, Drawing and Painting Trees,  Painting with Acrylics and Painting Landscapes in Acrylics.

    You could also progress onto another of our creative courses, which include: sewing and dressmaking, upholstery, photography, printmaking, creative writing, interior design and much more!