life drawing classes

Life drawing classes, weekly and one Saturday each month

Life drawing is an important skill for any artist and there are multiple ways to approach it which is what we are seeking to explore and encourage with these new classes. Tuition will be included for any beginners and anyone looking to refresh themselves with the basics. If you are a more experienced artist who would like to work independently you are more than welcome as well.

 

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The Wednesday evening life class is designed to take life drawing to a more creative level.

 

Wednesday evening, Lydiate L31 4HL

Life drawing is an important skill for any artist and there are multiple ways to approach it which is what we are seeking to explore and encourage with these new classes. Tuition will be included for any beginners and anyone looking to refresh themselves with the basics. If you are a more experienced artist who would like to work independently you are more than welcome as well.

Will include short 5 to 10 minute poses to improve gestural work. Gesture can be the factor in a drawing that can give the illusion of movement and life and is an essential skill to any artist.

Moderately timed poses 10 to 20 minutes. Longer poses allows us to expand on basic gestural work and add shading and some light detail. Still being relatively short poses, they encourage the artist to be bold and decisive with decision making.

Longer poses for 30-60 minutes. These poses will allow artists to make more considered pictures, giving more time for measuring and shading. The poses would also incorporate some foreshortening too.

Long poses two 60-minute poses or one two-hour pose. This will be for artists wanting to create a more detailed artwork or to do a series of studies. From a fully body piece to an above shoulder portrait, artists can take their time.

Weekly, Wednesday evenings 7.30 to 9.30. Fee £65 for 5 consecutive weeks, on going through the year. Venue: Lydiate L31 4HL

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Using charcoal. Allowing for subtle tones, plus it's easy and direct to apply, without the complication of paint.

 

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...An opportunity to work from longer poses.

All day Saturday life drawing class, second Saturday of each month, Lydiate L31 4HL

This class is a general life drawing class, ideal for absolute beginners who need tuition, especially with measuring and tonal work. Also those who have previous experience but would like to learn more of the basics, including measuring, tonal work, free drawing, painting. If you cannot manage the Wednesday creative life drawing class, you will get introduced to some of the ideas found on this class.

Times: 10am to 3.30pm. Fee £28

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Life drawing taster session, for both beginners and those wanting to improve

Taking place at Lydiate L31 4HL, on Saturday October 17th. 10am till 3pm. Fee £20

This is a one off taster session for absolute beginners and those seeking to improve on life drawing skills. If a beginner, you don't need any drawing experience. You will be taught how to measure the figure to ensure correct proportions. The figure will never look convincing unless proportions are correct. This method, thumb & pencil, will teach you how to achieve it.

This class is an introduction to life drawing and it's hoped by the end of the day you will have learned the measuring technique to enable you to practice on your own, or using any subject, including still-life, landscapes and so on. No, you won't be drawing perfectly. This requires practice and regular tuition. Life drawing can be the key to drawing and painting as it forces you to observe the subject, to ensure you capture the correct proportions, plus much more. If you've considered doing portraits, then life drawing is the key to it.

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