Painting The Life Model

Life painting and drawing has been a central preoccupation for artists for hundreds of years and continues to fascinate new generations. This incredible tradition has produced images as varied as paintings by Michelangelo to the extraordinary work of Picasso...

Taught by: Guy Noble.

Description

Life painting and drawing has been a central preoccupation for artists for hundreds of years and continues to fascinate new generations. This incredible tradition has produced images as varied as paintings by Michelangelo to the extraordinary work of Picasso. This course will equip students with both practical know-how, a deeper understanding of this tradition and of how contemporary artists work with the model. 

Topics covered

  • Colour: mixing and practical aspects of colour theory and examine it’s usefulness; acrylic and oil.
  • Scale: how the size and scale of the image affects the work
  • Composition: how to arrange the model on the canvas
  • Drawing with paint: the relationship between drawing and painting.

Over the first 2 days we will make several small paintings exploring the areas outlined above working with the model in the studio. We will also visit a gallery, either the Tate or National, and look closely at some examples of figure painting.

Over the following 3 days we will have one model assuming the same pose. This will allow us to develop a single painting that breaks new ground for each student.  

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in working directly from the model and would suit those who have previously done a short course in drawing or painting or who have had some experience of life drawing. 


Tutor information

Guy Noble is a practising artist who has exhibited internationally. He studied at the Byam Shaw and in Spain and Italy. For more information go to www.guynoble.com or view his Facebook page


Materials

Materials will be discussed on the first day of the session or communicated prior to the start date

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
03/04/2017 - 07/04/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
11/09/2017 - 15/09/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket