4 Day: Figure Drawing School (All levels | EXTRA)

1. Overview

An opportunity to spend 4 days of concentrated study, working from the human form in the drawing studios of Gray’s School of Art.

Students will be encouraged to examine their current approach to life study and respond to a compositional dialogue that will be created of the figure in space. 

2. What you will study

Over the four days the model environment will be gently redesigned, manipulated and altered in order to encourage a dynamic and stimulating approach to figure study.

Using a variety of materials this course will address traditional & experimental life drawing techniques, enabling the challenge of artistic abilities & boundaries with like-minded fellow artists and support from experienced tutors. Students may draw or paint their final outcome.

Students will be encouraged to share their study of the human form to the group, exchange ideas, as well as critique their practice and creative investigations during the course.

Professional models will present a structured series of poses specifically tailored to practise intuitive, analytical and investigative observational process stableforth drawing and painting outcomes.

3. Entry Requirements

Tailored to the individual. Open to participants wishing to revisit or maintain their figure & life drawing practice or beginners seeking advice and improvement. This course will also be of particular interest to portfolio builders, existing students and practicing artists wishing to further develop their life drawing skills with a concentrated period of study. Tuition will be tailored to participants on an individual basis.

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of the course.

4. How to apply

Course fee: £310 (Life model provided all day. Includes basic drawing materials)

Gray's Short Course Online Registration

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU’s conditions).


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Additional information

Students are welcome to bring any art materials they wish to support their drawing practice with.

Studio equipment: easels, trestles, and drawing-boards will be provided.

Basic drawing materials will be provided: Paper support, graphite, charcoal, ink etc.

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.

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Start Date

30 July - 2 Aug 2018

Course Length

4 days (6 hours per day)
Monday - Thursday
10:00am - 4:00pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/EXTRA

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