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How to prepare for life-drawing classes

5(4 reviews)
Location
Kingston Upon Thames
Price
£25pp
Time
2 hour class
Level
Beginner
If you have ever felt unsure how to approach life-drawing, these classes will teach you everything you need to know to make life-drawings with confidence.
How to prepare for life-drawing classes
by Ilsa Brittain
5
How to prepare for life-drawing classes by Ilsa Brittain - art in London
Flexitime
from £25 per person
3 session block
from £60 (20% off) per person
5 session block
from £95 (24% off) per person

What you will do

2 hour class

Evening

If you have ever felt unsure about how you are meant to approach life-drawing, or you would like to get more convincing results - these classes will cover everything you need to know to approach life-drawing with confidence and understanding. You will be taught how to use effective gestural marks to capture quick poses; how to line up anatomical features to maintain accuracy; how to use tonal structure to establish volume and solidity; and lots of helpful strategies to make sure you make the best use of your time with the model. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned life-drawer, these classes will help you improve your results immensely, and approach life drawing with confidence. And all materials are provided!

The classes run at various times and days throughout September. Every class is a stand alone class, but together they cover everything you need to know, so you can book as few or as many classes as you can manage. And there are special rates for block booking: £25/class, three for £60, or five for £95. You will be contacted after block booking to arrange the dates of your classes.

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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 3
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 14 days notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am only available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Location of an Obby Flexitime classKingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BJ
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Reviews (4)
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Caroline
4 Sep
Excellent first class on this topic, focusing on quick gestural drawings from photos using wax crayons, which used on their side lend themselves to creating shapes without line. We captured several quick poses. We then did a couple of slightly longer pieces after Ilsa went through the importance of understanding how shapes join, and how the angles between elements are key to demonstrating gesture. Very thought provoking challenging class with plenty to take away. We were a mix of art students and amateurs, and all gained a lot from the evening.
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Maurice Jones
14 Sep
I learned how to achieve the basic form of the head and neck by drawing a construction of circle rectangle and cylinder and there relation to the position of the head. A wonderful teacher who was friendly and informative and didn’t laugh at my efforts. I learnt a lot in the 2 hours I was there.

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Caroline
4 Sep
Excellent first class on this topic, focusing on quick gestural drawings from photos using wax crayons, which used on their side lend themselves to creating shapes without line. We captured several quick poses. We then did a couple of slightly longer pieces after Ilsa went through the importance of understanding how shapes join, and how the angles between elements are key to demonstrating gesture. Very thought provoking challenging class with plenty to take away. We were a mix of art students and amateurs, and all gained a lot from the evening.
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Maurice Jones
14 Sep
I learned how to achieve the basic form of the head and neck by drawing a construction of circle rectangle and cylinder and there relation to the position of the head. A wonderful teacher who was friendly and informative and didn’t laugh at my efforts. I learnt a lot in the 2 hours I was there.
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Maurice Jones
14 Sep
I learned how to achieve the basic form of the head and neck by drawing a construction of circle rectangle and cylinder and there relation to the position of the head. A wonderful teacher who was friendly and informative and didn’t laugh at my efforts. I learnt a lot in the 2 hours I was there.
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J Goulding
7 Feb
We learnt how to draw hands. The venue was very nice and the instruction was good. I did feel that the lesson at £25 was a little bit pricey although there are discounts if you book more than one lesson.

Class location

Kingston Upon Thames
53 Dartmouth House
KT2 5BJ
London

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How to prepare for life-drawing classes by Ilsa Brittain - art in London

About your host, Ilsa Brittain

Ilsa has an MFA from the presitgious New York Academy of Art, and exhibits her work in galleries across London. You can see her work http://www.ilsabrittain.com or on instagram @ilsabrittain. She tutors degree students at the Open College of the Arts, UK, and has enjoyed running diverse classes and workshops in lots of different countries over several years.

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Notes

All necessary materials are provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own. Drinks and snacks are available. The venue is located in the centre of Kingston within 5 minute walking distance of the train station, several buses, and car parks. Wheelchair access available, and all normal facilities.

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

How to prepare for life-drawing classes
by Ilsa Brittain
5(4 reviews)
How to prepare for life-drawing classes by Ilsa Brittain - art in London
Flexitime
from £25 per person
3 session block
from £60 (20% off) per person
5 session block
from £95 (24% off) per person
2 hour class
from £25 pp

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