Six session course
You will work in charcoal, pencil and graphite and will learn how to work from a life model to accurately depict a complex three-dimensional form.
Week One : You will be given an introduction to human anatomy and will make studies of a human skeleton. The class will conclude with refreshments providing students with an opportunity to get to know each other. Week 2 : You will work in charcoal to establish accurate shape, proportion and incorporating an appreciation of how the muscles, soft tissue and skeletal frame influence and relate to each other. Week 3 : Build on shape, proportion, the use of foreshortening and point relationships. Week 4 : Developing mark-making, refining shape, and proportion and the introduction of tone. Week 5 : The figure in relation to a setting using tone.
Week 6 : The figure and it's relationship to the setting, consolidating all the work done in the previous sessions and evaluation Students will receive one-to-one feedback and advice from the tutor throughout the course. (Classes will move at the pace of the students so some degree of flexibility to this schedule may be applied by the tutor).
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About your host, West London Art School
West London Art School believes that everyone has an artist inside them and our mission is to provide the best environment possible to help you to discover the artist within.
You will be supported throughout by one-to-one mentoring, guidance and evaluation from course tutors. All classes move at the pace of the students, are suitable for mixed-ability groups and for most courses, no previous experience is necessary. So whether you are an absolute beginner or an amateur or professional artist looking for like-minded company, at West London Art School we have the tutors, classes and facilities for you. We look forward to welcoming you.
We are located in Fulham SW6, minutes from Chelsea, Parsons Green, Putney and Kensington occupying St Oswalds Studios, late 19th century, purpose-built artist studios. For more than 125 years, St. Oswalds has accommodated renowned artists whose works are held in the collections of the National Gallery, Tate Britain, London Transport Museum and Guildford and Norwich Cathedrals.
Life drawing would suit people who have a good grounding in proportion, fore-shortening, three dimensional forms and drawing techniques. A nude life model will be employed for Classes 2-6 so students must be over the age of 16.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.