Course Overview


Spring term: Saturday 1, 15 and 29 February, 14 and 28 March 2020


5 Saturday sessions 9.30-16.30


Abi Kremer



This course will enable you to develop your creative visual language in response to the figure. Life drawing is an essential discipline for all artists to acquire – it is a fascinating and engaging subject which will challenge drawing skills and enable you to rapidly improve your visual analysis.

A carefully chosen range of professional life models will be provided to enable students to gain maximum benefit from the experience.

The tutor Abi Kremer is a professional artist who works with numerous dance companies to portray the moving figure, and has had long experience as an educator teaching life drawing, building confidence in a friendly supportive atmosphere.

It is often said that Leonardo drew so well because he knew about things. It is truer to say that he knew about things because he drew so well’ (Kenneth Clarke)


  • Understanding the structure of the figure, looking at proportion and perspective.
  • Building an individual expressive composition with line and tone.
  • Understanding colour theory and mixing to interpret the figure and a range of skin tones.
  • Developing skills with charcoal, graphite, coloured pastels, watercolour and acrylic paint.
  • Guidance on portraying surfaces textures including skin and hair, with conviction
  • Instruction on historical and contemporary Life masters with illustrated hand outs.
  • One to one support for individual style development.
  • The guidance of a tutor who is a practicing artist and experienced lecturer of fine art and art history.