Love the Body!

How wonderful could it be to convey life with a single brushstroke? This painting course is for those who love the human form. It is an opportunity to indulge yourself in the pleasures of painting the nude, and it will provide you with a number of core drawing skills...

Taught by: Marcia Kay Ellis.

Description

How wonderful could it be to convey life with a single brushstroke? This painting course is for those who love the human form. It is an opportunity to indulge yourself in the pleasures of painting the nude, and it will provide you with a number of core drawing skills. From a simple pen stroke to translate movement to the use of colour and tone to evoke feeling, you will experience the pleasure of painting as a language of expression.

Topics covered include: 

  • observing the body
  • simple mark-making and drawing techniques
  • size and proportion
  • skin and what lies beneath
  • the impact of light

Once you are comfortable with your chosen medium we will focus briefly on the face, hands and legs before moving on to a series of quick poses. As the course progresses we will spend time developing skills learnt to produce an accomplished piece.

Who should take this course?

Anyone interested in painting the human figure.

Entry requirements; None

Level: The course is suitable for students of all levels.

Tutor information

Marcia Kay Ellis is an artist. She combines both professional and private art practice alongside community projects, covering a wide range of teaching needs and approaches. View her work at: www.marciarts.co.uk


Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A basic kit of drawing materials. You can work in a variety of materials depending on your personal preferences. You should bring:
  • Charcoal
  • A selection of pencils including 2b, 4b and 6b
  • Putty rubber
  • Masking tape
  • A3/A2 size pads
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Old magazines and newspapers
  • Fixitive spray (or hairspray - Boots own brand unperfumed is good)
  • You may wish to experiment throughout the course with different materials. Please bring along any of the following:
  • Coloured pencils
  • Pure graphite pencils
  • Inks
  • Pastels.

Details for booking

Alternative Dates and Times

If no dates are showing then please 'Enquire about this course' using the link below and we will contact you when new dates are published.