Event Information

Join us on this Friday evening life drawing and painting class where you will build on your observation, drawing, and painting skills with the support of an experienced professional artist. You will discover a space to unwind whilst exploring art with like- minded individuals and have the unique opportunity to draw from life, and unconventional themed models.

Image: Artist Tutor Paul Barlett

What will you learn on this course?

This is not a taught course but an opportunity for more experienced students and artists to progress with their individual creative journey, while gaining confidence by relating to others in a conducive working environment.

You will work directly from a professional life model who will hold a whole evening pose set up by the artist tutor. Unique to the Friday night sessions, we will have both nude models and themed models for you to explore. Previous themes have included burlesque, dancers and cosplay.

The artist tutor will be teaching through demonstration and working on his own art works, establishing an environment that enables all artists to benefit from shared concentration.

One-to-one support may be given if requested by students, to consolidate drawing skills including measurement, proportion, line, tone, colour, using art materials such as pencils, charcoal, pastels and paint. The course is excellent for building your artistic portfolio.

This class includes a short break and an opportunity to socialise with other students, the tutor and model.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to students who can work independently, and are improvers or advanced. This course is beneficial to students wishing to supplement basic methods and techniques taught on other courses as well as those putting together a portfolio, artists wishing to resolve works for exhibition and art teachers seeking quality creative time for themselves.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities as the room is wheelchair accessible and a support worker or carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

The painting and drawing studio is equipped with easels and drawing boards. Paper is provided that can be used during the lesson, and some basic art materials that may be borrowed on the day.

MAC can provide basic equipment to participants attending this course if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Are there any additional costs?

As the course progresses students should expect to provide some of their own art materials that they bring to the class at their own cost. This would typically include cartridge paper, drawing materials, masking tape, paints, brushes and palettes.

Who teaches this course?

Paul Bartlett