Figure Drawing (Foundation and Intermediate)

1. Overview

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

This course is recommended for students who wish to concentrate their development more specifically on the age old tradition of life drawing.

2. What you will study

It 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 the artists life model.

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

Foundation and Intermediate level students work alongside each other to develop their drawing skills in this class.

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. Tuition will be tailored according to the students chosen level.

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

4. How to apply

Course fee: £330

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.

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by letter.

5. Additional Information

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Start date
8 Oct 2015
Course length
40 hours (16 weeks)
Semester One: 8 Oct - 26 Nov 2015
Semester Two: 14 Jan - 3 Mar 2016
Mode of Attendance
Short Course/Part-time
7.00pm – 9.30pm
Academic school
Gray's School of Art
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