Life Drawing | Wed 19 Jan to Wed 30 Mar | 10.30-1pm | £200 (10 weeks) | 16 + | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3
Life Drawing is a traditional skill that increases accuracy within observational drawing, life drawing feeds into all areas of art practice. An opportunity for people of all abilities to develop drawing direct from a life model.
What will the course cover and how will it be taught?
You will explore techniques that promote good drawing discipline related to working directly from life and be encouraged to have an experimental approach to drawing.
Through a series of observational drawing tasks, you will learn to:
- Understand and apply measuring techniques to life drawing.
- Apply a variety of experimental drawing techniques to life drawing.
- Use a variety of drawing media.
- Appreciate drawing techniques used by other artists.
By the end of the course you will be:
- Drawing from life with more confidence.
- Using some basic measuring techniques in relation to life drawing.
- Use a wider range of drawing media and drawing techniques within your practice.
- Appreciating a wider range of artists’ work.
This class is suitable for both beginners and those with experience.
Please note there is no class during the week beginning 14 February.
What do I need to bring with me?
Drawing boards and easels will be provided.
- paper (A3/2 sketchbook)
- willow charcoal
- putty rubber
- soft graphite stick or pencil
- masking tape or clips to attach your paper to a board.
Other useful drawing media include pastels, compressed charcoals, conte etc but the tutor will let you know when you will need something specific. Different media and materials will be used and you will be told what to bring on a weekly basis and low-cost options will always be given.
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 Award for young artists in 2001/2. 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 collected internationally and works from her home-based studio in Kendal. Her art work focuses on the human form, exploring expression and movement in both drawing & painting.
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