Atelier Life Drawing

Academic drawing of the human figure as taught in the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and individual artists' ateliers (atelier meaning working studio) in the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries, represented a system for teaching the technical skills that have formed the backbone of much European painting from the Renaissance onwards...

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Academic drawing of the human figure as taught in the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and individual artists' ateliers (atelier meaning working studio) in the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries, represented a system for teaching the technical skills that have formed the backbone of much European painting from the Renaissance onwards. Drawings by artists like Ingres or Degas, whilst fascinating, can often seem incredibly daunting and out of reach for those of us who want to improve our own drawing skills. However, the fact is that however talented such artists were, they did have methods, ways of solving problems that were introduced to them during their training. Working from prepared drawings and the live model, exercises on this course are based on such methods and will teach you how to translate three dimensional form into flat shape, as well as how to understand light, shadow and tonal value in drawing. This will provide an effective set of tools for approaching any observational drawing project, as well as providing an insight into the skills and techniques of artists of the past. The course will introduce drawing exercises designed to build accuracy and confidence in observational drawing and is suitable for all levels.

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