What is the course about?
Practice and develop life drawing skills with guided exercises and expert tuition in a specialist art studio. Working from a nude model you will explore methods and techniques of drawing in a range of media. Ideal for both beginners and experienced artists.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
No previous experience is required. This course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced learners.
What topics does the course cover?
Working from the model you will work from a variety of poses of long and short duration using different lighting set-ups and scenarios. You will explore mark making, composition, light and shadow, proportions, gesture and expression. You will learn how to manipulate different mediums, such as pencils, charcoal, ink and pastels, professional practice working in a specialist studio, using easels.
How will I be taught and assessed?
The teaching is structured to be informative and stimulating, the level of challenge gauged to meet the needs of individual learners. Teaching methods will include expert presentations, demonstrations and hand outs, group exercises and discussions, individual tuition and supportive feedback.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
The course fee covers basic materials, consisting of paper, pencils and charcoal.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
You will be able to produce drawings using correct proportions; explore mark-making to describe the figure and explore form; use tone to manipulate light and dark; explore and demonstrate a variety of drawing mediums to represent the nude; use a range of drawing media safely and effectively.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You may wish to continue investigating the figure with further life drawing, life painting or portraiture classes. Alternatively, you could develop a wider approach to painting by doing any of the accredited drawing and painting courses, at Beginner (level 1) Intermediate (level2) and advanced levels (level 3).