Life Drawing - Open Class

Drawing the nude figure is something which has a unique visual and aesthetic quality and is of value not only to students of sculpture and painting but to all amateur and professionals involved in the visual arts. It is a core activity enabling participants to learn how to make visual judgements about shapes and their relation to each other and tonal transitions, as such it is invaluable across all discipline art art and design...

Taught by: James Tyldesley.

Description

Drawing the nude figure is something which has a unique visual and aesthetic quality and is of value not only to students of sculpture and painting but to all amateur and professionals involved in the visual arts. It is a core activity enabling participants to learn how to make visual judgements about shapes and their relation to each other and tonal transitions, as such it is invaluable across all discipline art art and design. This course offers a clear instruction/demonstration based teaching on how to approach drawing the human body.

This Open Life Drawing Class has been designed  for the use of students at all levels from beginners to advanced, and addresses all the fundamental issues involved in drawing the figure: methods of making visual judgements, ways of creating the illusion of the three-dimensional on a flat surface and the development of an awareness of design. Materials are kept to a minimum; pencils, charcoal and erasers being the only requirements for most of the course with the use of colour being optional toward the end. The structure of the course allows for the practice and development of basic skills each week with the addition of a focus on particular aspects throughout the term.

The character and format of work produced has been devised to be of particular use to students requiring work suitable for portfolio course applications but is also appropriate for anyone with a professional involvement in design, or those who want to free up their creativity by taking an evening class far removed from their day job. A range of different models will be used throughout the course. 


Tutor information

James Tyldesley is a practising artist/designer who produces paintings and sculpture and work in a variety of other media. He has taught at Central Saint Martins for many years and for various departments.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • 2 pencils (2 and 4B)
  • An eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Roll of 1" masking tape
  • A2 sketch book (optional)

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
10/01/2017 - 14/03/2017Tuesdays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£495Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
18/04/2017 - 20/06/2017Tuesdays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£495Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket