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Life Drawing & Painting  

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  • TutorPaul Bartlett
  • Price-
  • Age18+
  • LevelImprovers/Advanced

Fri 20 Apr, 6.45pm – 9.45pm | 12 wk Term £132 (£119) | Improvers/Advanced Level | Age 18+

An opportunity to work on individual life drawing and painting projects, giving you the chance to extend and develop your existing skills and build a portfolio of work.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to improvers and advanced students. Anyone who is at a stage where they can work independently while benefiting from tutor led group concentration and support is welcome to attend. 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.

What will you learn on this course?
This is not a taught course but an opportunity for 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 an unclothed professional life model who will hold a whole evening pose set up by the artist tutor. We employ a range of different male and female models for our life drawing and painting courses. We usually have the same model sit for two consecutive weeks.

The artist tutor, while being available for general advice, will be teaching through demonstration, working on his own drawing and establishing an environment that enables all artists to benefit from shared concentration. At the student’s request, one-to-one support may be given to consolidate drawing skills including measurement, proportion, line, tone, colour, using art materials such as pencils, charcoal, pastels and paint.

These sessions are an excellent opportunity to further your individual drawing and painting in response to a life model, gaining an insight into how the human form can be a fascinating ongoing topic for artistic study in its own right. You will be sharing a journey with artists over many centuries that have found it to be a useful discipline, complementing their other arts activities.

This class includes a short break.

Do you need to bring anything?
The drawing and painting 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, such as pencils, charcoal, pastels, erasers, sharpeners.

Most students prefer to provide their own art materials that they bring to the class.

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