Spring term: Saturday 1, 15 and 29 February, 14 and 28 March 2020
5 Saturday sessions 9.30-16.30
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)
THE COURSE INCLUDES
- 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.
The course aims to:
- Enable students to develop visual analysis of the thrilling complexity of the pose.
- Develop excellence in line, tone, colour and formal interpretation of the figure using a range of different drawing and painting media.
- Enable students to take ownership of their artistic progression
Course Outcomes & Assessment
- Group discussion and analysis at the end of each session will also support your learning.
- All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance detailing course contents, and study hours.
Useful for students building a portfolio for personal creative development, exhibition or HE applications. The development of drawing skills is fundamental to all creativity. It is aimed at students who have some prior experience of life drawing or who have already completed our Life Drawing – an Introduction short course and would like to take their skills to the next level.
What You Need To Bring
- A2 heavy cartridge
- Watercolour paper
- Ingres or pastel paper (mixed colours)
- Charcoal, graphite, drawing pen
- Coloured chalk pastels
- Putty and plastic eraser
- Watercolour paints and Indian ink
- Acrylic paints, palette
- Range of sable substitute and bristle brushes
- Masking tape, fixative
All additional course materials are included in the course fee.