Life Drawing Day

Art & Crafts |
29th June 2022

Life Drawing Day | Wed 29 June | 10.30am-4.30pm | £60 | Age 16yrs +| Under 18s £30 | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | Venue Studio 3

Take your drawing skills to another level with this intensive workshop covering observational drawing skills and techniques for improving accuracy, measuring, mark making and tone.

What will the day cover and how will it be taught?

This is an opportunity for people of all abilities to develop life drawing skills in an intensive day workshop, and to dispel some of the fear from this valued traditional discipline.

You will be introduced to Life Drawing through a series of enjoyable exercises that cover a variety of mark making and observational skills, including measuring for accuracy. Both traditional and modern drawing techniques and interpretations will be covered, moving into a develop longer drawing in the afternoon.

A life model will be present. Through a combination of practical work, tutor demonstration and group discussion, you will:

  • Expand mark making with a variety of drawing media.
  • Practice and develop measuring techniques within life drawing.
  • Develop the representation of tone and structure.
  • Appreciate life work by some other artists

What do I need to bring with me?

Drawing boards and easels will be provided.
Please bring:

  •  paper (A3 or A2 sketch book)
  • 2 x sheets toned paper (pale grey or pale brown sugar paper will do)
  • willow charcoal
  • putty rubber
  • soft graphite stick or 6B/8B pencil
  • masking tape or clips to attach your paper to a board
  • Hard pastel – Black, Sanguine (orange-brown in colour) and White
  • Bring an apron and/or dress for mess

NB Receive 10% discount on art materials at Youdells Art Shop in Kendal by showing your Brewery Arts workshop ticket.

Tea and coffee is included and will be available during the morning break. Please note that the bar and restaurant serves meals from 4pm only, so you may wish to bring a packed lunch.

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.

Catherine MacDiarmid







29th June 2022

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