Develop skill at drawing the human figure. Open to both complete beginners and those with experience. We will draw from a nude model, learning to see shape and light more objectively, and explore using different drawing materials. Various techniques and approaches will be offered. Beginners will be given lots of assistance. More experienced students will be encouraged to be creative in developing their own personal ‘hand-writing’ and ways of drawing. There’ll be a model fee of £12 to £15 payable to the tutor at your first lesson.
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Course Dates 2018 – 2019
Life Drawing for Beginners
Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Bill Guilding
- 6 sessions from 21 September £94/£58 A88A
- 5 sessions from 26 April £79/£49 A88E
Life Drawing for Mixed Ability
Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Bill Guilding
- 6 sessions from 9 November £94/£58 A88B
- 6 sessions from 1 March £94/£58 A88D
- 5 sessions from 7 June £79/£49 A88F
New course dates will be available in our next Course Guide 2019 – 20 from Summer 2019
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