Intensive Life Drawing Course

New dates for 2022

Date: 5th of May until the 23rd of June
Time: 6:15pm - 8:15pm

Price: £120

Refine your life drawing skills with this short intensive refresher course over 8 weeks.

  • Capturing body proportion using gestural drawing
  • Shading to create form
  • Long poses, capturing proportion, foreshortening and shadows
  • Long poses, capturing proportion, foreshortening and shadows

Details

  • Members and non-members welcome
  • Number of classes: 8
  • Places are limited
  • Paper, charcoal and pencils will be provided

About the tutor

Niall Deegan graduated 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 art coordinator at Tuke School in Peckham.

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NB The below outline is intended to give a good indication of what material students can expect to cover during the course, but the exact content of the course may differ.


Week 1:

Focus – Gestural drawing. Mapping the body.
Proportion – fast poses 


Week 2:

Focus – line drawings, full figure, proportions


Week 3:

Focus – introduction to the male 
Front, Back, Side, shoulders 
Muscle, contortions, twists, shadow


Week 4:

Focus – introduction to the female
Front, Back, Side, shoulders 
Muscle, contortions, twists, shadow


Week 5:

Incorporating hands and feet. Drawing the body and having the hands and feet also detailed in line. Fingers, toes etc 


Week 6:

Introduction to the structure of the body in laying down/seated poses. Foreshortening 


Week 7:

Focus – entire body drawing from a variety of poses using a variety of warm-up exercises initially to break any anxiety – opposite hand drawing, continuous line etc. 


Week 8:

Collaboration of all skills at this final stage.
3 x long poses 
I image to be chosen to be displayed in the gym