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Tutored Life Drawing Course at Gallery M.I

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6 Week Tutored Life Drawing Course at Gallery M.I in Wirksworth. 

This course will be starting on Tuesday April 23rd at 2pm – 5pm for 6 weeks.

23rd, 30th of April and 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th of May

Visit the website to book your place.

Tuition in Life Drawing is invaluable for the number of areas it covers through studying the human figure: proportion, perspective, line, tone, colour, form, as well as ways of using different media.

The aim will be to cover:

  1. Basic anatomical forms & alignments.

  2. Proportion – ways of measuring/checking.

  3. Ways of using line & mark to build form.

  4. Studying tone, light and shade to create form.

  5. Light & colour, shape & form (dry materials).

  6. Line & colour, shape & form (mixed media).

Each session will begin with rapid free drawings of short poses using a variety of media and methods. You will need to bring a range of drawing materials e.g. charcoal, pencils, conte, rubber (a putty rubber also), white chalk or pastel. A basic supply of paper and charcoal will be provided, and easels, but do bring your own easel if you prefer. For the following sessions in addition you will need: Session 5 – Soft pastels; Session 6 – your choice of a mix from the following: acrylic/gouache/oil paint, papers for collage, pritstick/pva glue, pastels, ink and markers.

Tutor Veronica West has taught Life Drawing for over 30 years at the University of Derby, and Staffordshire.

There will be 12 places available, visit the website to book your place. All levels welcome!

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