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Learn life drawing with our drawing short courses in Sydney!

Life drawing is a time-honoured way to learn to “see” as an artist and improve drawing ability. But one of the greatest challenges is learning how to combine your expression with an appreciation of the model's form.

Come and join this one-day workshop to learn and practice how to draw the human nude from life, investigating form, line, and expression through a variety of media and techniques.

You will receive teaching and support from a practising artist, working with a professional life model to develop your drawing skills and better understand how to represent the human form in your artwork.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this life drawing course, you should have:

  • an understanding of proportions of the figure
  • skills in how to measure the proportion of the figure
  • experimented with a variety of approaches to the human form
  • learned how to develop personal expression

What will be covered in this life drawing course?

  • Basic principles of drawing from life
  • Structure and form
  • Perspective in the figure
  • Use of tone to create volume
  • Schematic shading techniques
  • Tonal orchestration

Who is this life drawing course for?

This life drawing course is designed for all levels but some drawing experience will be an advantage.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

What to bring to class

Please purchase and bring to each class:

  • A2 size cartridge paper pad, minimum 40 sheets
  • Willow charcoal sticks: 1 × thin and 1 × thick
  • Square profile “compressed” charcoal × 1
  • Graphite drawing pencils: 2B and 6B
  • White chalk pastel × 1
  • White eraser

Easels will be supplied.

Additional information

  • You must be over 18 to attend this course
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair should be tied back.

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Life Drawing Workshop

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