Life Drawing Course

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Course description

Learn Life Drawing in Sydney.

Art trends come and go, but drawings of the human form have always featured prominently. As humans, it’s a subject we find most fascinating.

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 own expression with an appreciation of the model.

Join this course to learn how to draw the nude from life models, investigating form, line and expression through a variety of media and techniques.

Ideal for

Students of all levels are invited to work at their own pace. Beginners are welcome, no experience is necessary.

Course content

Each weekly session will feature a different model and focus on a new approach:

  • Week 1 - Experimenting with materials, gesture drawing, stick drawings as structure for proportion and angles, contour drawing, using charcoal and pencils.
  • Week 2 - Contour drawings, shading and texture, using charcoal, eraser.
  • Week 3 - The portrait, texture and tone using charcoal, white pastel, eraser.
  • Week 4 - Weight drawing in ink and wash, composition, quality of line, using ink, sticks from a tree, Chinese or pointed head brush, mixed media paper.
  • Week 5 - Expressive drawing looking at chiaroscuro using ink, white pastel, mixed media paper.
  • Week 6 - Weight and the modelled drawing, texture and tone, using ink, charcoal, white pastel, pencils, eraser.
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will have:

  • practised drawing a life model, with a range of models, time duration and poses
  • experimented with a range of materials and techniques
  • learned ways you can add your own expression to life drawings
  • learned about structure, contour and depicting form
  • developed your drawing and observation skills
Course materials

Please purchase and bring to each class:

  • A2 size cartridge paper pad, minimum 150 sheets
  • Willow charcoal sticks: 3 x thin and 3 x thick
  • Square profile “compressed” charcoal: 2 x sticks
  • 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.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

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