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Learn how to use scale, proportion and composition to draw the human form working directly from a life model.

What will you learn on this course?

On this 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 model.

The course covers:

Drawing Techniques (Charcoal, Pencil, Pastel)

Learning To Draw (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 models. The tutor sets 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 exploring 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 to 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 beginners who may be completely new to painting and drawing or anyone who would like to learn about representing the human form from a life model.

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 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.

You may wish to bring additional art materials to work with.

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?

Basic materials are provided but if students wish to use advanced level or specialist art materials they can bring to the class at their own cost.

Who teaches this course? 

Jeanette Dean

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Dates & Times

    Life Drawing (VA12 Spring)