A person is drawing a person in charcoal, and using their finger to smudge the lines

About Life Drawing (VA12 Spring)

Working directly from a life (nude) model and learn how to use scale, proportion, and composition to draw the human form.

What will you learn on this course?

In this 12-week course, you will learn how to represent the human form when drawing and painting.

You will be introduced to a range of techniques and materials that will allow you to explore different interpretations and styles when working from a life (nude) model each session.

This course covers:

  • Drawing Mediums (charcoal, pencil, pastel)
  • Drawing Techniques (scale, proportion, light & shade effects, composition)
  • Colour Mixing (watercolours, acrylic paints, inks, mixed media)
  • How to ‘layer’ a painting
  • Being experimental

This course uses both male and female life (nude) models. The tutor will set short poses and group tasks as you learn the various techniques and develop your skills. The tutor will also set longer poses, allowing you to experiment with what you have learned and begin to develop your own particular style or approach.

The class includes group tuition and one-to-one support from the tutor. Guidance will be tailored to your level of experience to help you achieve your aims for your work. In addition to practical drawing and painting techniques, the course focuses on creative skills, artistic knowledge, and self-confidence.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to students of all levels, including beginners with no prior experience and improvers who are looking to refine their skills.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

The studio is equipped with easels and drawing boards. Watercolour paper is provided and basic art materials may be borrowed on the day.

You may wish to bring your own sketchbook and bring additional materials to work with as the course progresses.

Are there any additional costs?

Any additional materials must be bought at the participant’s expense.

Who teaches this course?

Kotryna Brazynskaite

Dates and times

  • January – April 2025