Figure Drawing (Foundation and Intermediate)

1. Overview

Learn new creative skills by taking courses taught by our specialist staff.

This course focuses on the practice of observational drawing of human anatomy directly from the life model, antique casts and skeleton.

2. What you will study

This course is recommended for students who wish to concentrate their development more specifically on the age old tradition of life drawing.  The course provides an excellent and thorough starting point for beginners learning how to draw from life or for more experienced students continuing to improve their drawing practice. 

Figure Drawing covers a variety of techniques and drawing approaches and encourages students to experiment with different drawing materials. The majority of classes will involve studying the human form directly from a life model.

Students are encouraged to keep a visual diary, which demonstrates their life drawing practice, individual interests and the work of influential artists. This becomes a personal journal of their development during the course.

3. Entry requirements

This course provides an excellent starting point for beginners learning how to draw from life or for more experienced students continuing to improve their drawing practice.

Students are required be at least 16 years of age at the commencement of the course.

4. How to apply

Course fee: £325

To apply for the course you will need to complete a booking form and return it to the Short Course Administrator at Gray's School of Art.

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Start date
9 Oct 2014
Course length
Semester 1 & 2 = 16 weeks (40 hours)
Semester 1: 9 Oct 2014 – 27 Nov 2014
Semester 2: 15 Jan 2015 – 5 Mar 2015
Thursdays 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Mode of Attendance

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781