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Learn life drawing with our drawing 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.

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 practicing artist, working with a professional life model to develop your drawing skills and better understand how to represent the human form in your artwork.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will 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

Ideal for

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

Course content

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

Course materials

Please purchase and bring to each class:

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

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Easels will be supplied.

Other information

  • You must be over 18 to attend this course.

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, Darling Street, Rozelle
  • Newtown Art Supplies, King Street, Newtown
  • Eckersley’s Art, 93 York Street, Sydney

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

15% Earlybird Discount available on 2021 classes for this course.

Simply enrol before 31 December 2020 using the discount code EARLYBIRD21 at the payments page. (Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other concessions or discounts.)


Life Drawing Workshop

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$159 Limited inc GST / $127.20 / $143.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Very helpful tutor and relaxed environment, 5 stars

  • said: 5 stars - The instruction and exercises.

  • said: Great ambiance and relaxing. Tutor was very helpful, patient and relaxed added to the atmosphere.

  • said: Workshop was very rewarding . Started on time, was organized and involving with many practical exercises. Model was excellent. Overall, I got more out of the workshop than I expected.

  • said: The tutor was friendly, skilled and interested in helping/developing the students. Good, sequential content.