Life Drawing

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About this course

Our eight week Life Drawing course provides the perfect opportunity to draw the human body in its natural state. Each session is self-contained, focusing on either portraiture, the whole body or part of the body. You will draw a different model every week - different body shapes, males and females. All materials will be provided by the tutor.

Next course starts

Monday 20th January - 6.15pm to 8.15pm in the Art Room

20th Jan - Facial structure (features and proportion)

27th Jan - Facial structure incorporating hair

3rd Feb - Male torso (front, back, side, shoulders, muscle, contortions, twists and shadows)

10th Feb - Female torso (front, back, side, shoulders, muscle, contortions, twists and shadows)

17th Feb - Hands and arms (connections, joints, twists, functionality and foreshortening)

24th Feb - Feet and ankles (nails, skin, texture and proportion)

2nd Mar - Full body (a variety of poses)

9th Mar - Final pieces (collaboration of all skills)
**The best drawing will be put on display at the YMCA Club**

Members and non-members

  • Price: £120 for whole course
  • Number of classes: 8
  • Limited drop-in sessions at £15 each
  • Places are limited

What you will learn

With the support of our experienced tutor, you'll learn about useful drawing techniques and practices including effective observation, proportion and perspective. Show up with an open mind and view the body in a new light.

Who can do the course?

The course is suitable for anyone from beginners to the more experienced. No previous experience of drawing is necessary, however a very basic understanding of the concepts can be helpful.

About the tutor

Niall Deegan graduated with from the National College of Art & Design in 2005 with a B.Ed in Art and Design Education. He started teaching in the UK in 2007 and currently works as an arts co-ordinator at Tuke School in Peckham.

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