Extended Life Drawing Practice

Art |
24th April 2024 – 26th June 2024

This course has already started but there may be places still available. Please contact our Box Office for more information 01539 725133 or email boxoffice@breweryarts.co.uk

Extended Life Drawing Practice | Wed 24 Apr to Wed 26 Jun | 10.30am-1pm | £180 (9 wks) | 16+ yrs | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3

Develop longer life drawing compositions with thematic and skill-extension based poses. You will be guided through a different life drawing idea each week, designed to extend your practice and confidence with life drawing, guided by our expert tutor.

What will the course cover and how will it be taught?
Each session will be focusing on a different idea within life drawing, such as recreating a famous pose, exploring movement or foreshortening, or simply developing tone and structure. The sessions will be structured with a series of warm up drawings and a long drawing. Individual guidance will be given, and personal needs nurtured through one-to-one with the tutor, and as such a variety of experience will be catered for. Good life room practice such as measuring and observation skills, mark-making, and media exploration, will be always encouraged.

Important Information
There are no sessions during weeks beginning 27 May 2024.

What do I need to bring with me?
Drawing boards and easels will be provided.

Please bring
-paper (A3/2 sketch book)
-willow charcoal
-putty rubber
-soft graphite stick or pencil
-masking tape or clips to attach your paper to a board.
-any other media you would like to explore.

Other useful dry media include pastels, compressed charcoals, conte etc. If you would like to develop painting techniques please discuss this with the tutor in the first session.

When using art materials your clothes could potentially get dirty so you may wish to bring an apron and/or dress for mess.

Are there any additional costs?

About the tutor
Catherine MacDiarmid is a local artist who has exhibited widely, including exhibiting in the BP Portrait in 2001/2, New Light Art Tour 2021/22 and 2023/24 (of outstanding Northern based Artists) and regularly at the Mall Galleries, London.  Catherine has won many awards for her art, most recently being the Watercolour Materials Award in the Jacksons Painting Prize 2023. She is an elected member of The Lakes Artists Society and appeared in Sky Portrait Artists of the Year 2014, 2018 reaching the semi-finals in 2019.  As well as completing private portrait commissions her work is in collected internationally and she works from her studio in Kendal.  Her artwork focuses on the human form and portraiture in both drawing & painting.

Catherine MacDiarmid


24th April 2024 – 26th June 2024

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