Life Drawing Masterclass

Art & Crafts |
4th November 2023

Life Drawing Masterclass | Sat 4 Nov | 11am-5pm | £50 | 18+ yrs | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3

Take your drawing skills to another level with this intensive workshop covering observational drawing skills and measuring techniques, culminating in a longer-developed drawing.

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-long workshop.

The day will be structured to include a series of enjoyable exercises that cover a variety of mark-making and observational skills, ending in a long pose in the afternoon. Emphasis will be put on challenging your drawing practice and improving measuring for accuracy within life drawing. The longer pose will give you the opportunity to push your drawings to another level.

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

  • Practice and develop measuring techniques within life drawing.
  • Develop the representation of tone and structure in life drawing.
  • Complete a more developed life drawing.
  • Appreciate life drawings and paintings 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 sketchbook)
  • willow charcoal
  • putty rubber
  • masking tape or clips to attach your paper to a board
  • any other drawing or painting art materials and surfaces that you wish to use

NB – if purchasing art materials at Youdells, access a 10% discount by saying that you are attending a Brewery Arts class.

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

About the tutor

Catherine MacDiarmid

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 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 and 2018, reaching the semi-finals in 2019.  As well as completing private portrait commissions, her work is collected internationally and she works from her studio in Kendal.  Cat’s artwork focuses on the human form and portraiture in both drawing & painting.

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4th November 2023

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