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Life Drawing

With the Model – Term 1 2020

Class Artwork – Lifedrawing - Term 2, 2019
Tutor: Christine Simpson
3 session course, monthly
Mondays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Started: 3rd February
16 - Adult
Beginners to Advanced

Life drawing is a constant state of discovery and immediacy as we learn to see and feel the human form from a drawing perspective.

Artist and tutor Christine Simpson will take you on a journey to explore the landscape of the human figure. We will consider in different sessions rhythm; form; depth; gravity; the power of the line; tonal shapes and relationships; emotional sensations; shadow-play; and the building blocks of anatomy.

In these life drawing sessions we are involved in the act of seeing both the energy and construction of the human form to render a sense of what is, rather then slavishly trying to get there by copying. We are endeavouring to see creatively and not to use the thinking brain to analyse and objectify.

Each term we look at a different master drawer for inspiration into different ways of seeing.

Term 1 dates will be:

  • February 3rd, 17th, 24th
  • March 16th, 30th
  • April 6th

These sessions can be booked casually or prepaid as a group of 3, numbers attending vary each week, bookings essential.

Materials List

  • 6B, 2B and HB lead pencils
  • Graphite stick
  • Willow charcoal
  • Putty erasure
  • A3 drawing pad
10% discount for art supplies at The Art Shop at Mona Vale if you tell them you are a participant.


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