Wed 9 June to Wed 14 July | 10.30am-12.30pm | £76 (5 weeks) | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid
This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities to develop drawing direct from a life model. You will explore techniques that promote good drawing discipline related to working directly from life. You will be encouraged to try new techniques and have an experimental approach to some different drawing media.
Please note there is no class on the following date: 23 June 2021
In line with current government guidance, this class will be limited in numbers due to social distancing measures. A priority booking period will be available to those who currently or have recently attended life drawing classes at Brewery Arts.
Places for those new to the class are subject to availability; remaining places will go on general sale online on Sat 5 June.
What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
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.
- Using a wider range of drawing media and drawing techniques within your practice.
- Appreciating a wider range of artists’ work.
What do I need to bring with me?
Drawing boards and easels will be provided.
- 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
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.
Please read our Covid safety measures before visiting Brewery Arts. Masks should be worn during the class.
When using art materials your clothes could potentially get dirty so you may wish to bring an apron and/or dress for mess.
Please note that in line with current government safety guidelines the windows will remain open for ventilation so you may wish to bring an extra warm layer.
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 in 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. www.catherinemacdiarmid.co.uk
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