Afternoon Life Drawing
This course is essentially about seeing the figure in a personal way and considering how best you can translate that seeing into drawing. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate student, you will start, improve and develop your drawings whilst making them dynamic, powerful and spontaneous. A variety of exercises are designed to encourage you to experiment, develop confidence, and, most importantly, expand your ability to 'see'.
- using of charcoal, pencils, soft pastels, oil pastels, inks and acrylics
- applying colour will be introduced during the latter stages of the course
- practicing with a number of different dry and wet media
- experimenting with line, tone, texture, scale and composition
The course is an opportunity for you to improve your observational drawing skills and explore new ways of seeing and depicting the human figure
Who should attend this course?
It is not necessary to have practical experience to join the course. All that is required is that you allow yourself to forget what you think you know and let your eyes and hands do the rest.
More experienced students wishing to further develop their drawing or to build a drawing portfolio are also welcome.
Entry requirements: None
Following completion of this course you may want to try other drawing courses drawing heavily on experimentation, such as the CSM Total Drawing and the Experimental Drawing short courses. They may more suitable for you if you are unable to attend Fridays at daytime.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Roger Gill is an artist and tutor who works in London and who has exhibited in the UK and Europe. He teaches a number of drawing and painting courses at Central Saint Martins, including courses on life painting, oil painting techniques, portrait drawing and painting and bespoke one-to-one tuition.
To view Roger's work see rogergill.org.uk.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- A1 cartridge paper
- Black and white soft chalk