Gain confidence and experience different drawing techniques using the figure as inspiration. Explore drawing methods that describe tone, form and volume of the figure in space, and drawing techniques using pencil, graphite, charcoal, pen/brush and ink.
Drawing directly from the nude you will work from a number of both short and long poses ranging from five minutes to half a day. During short poses you will experiment with materials and techniques whilst longer poses will allow for a more sustained and considered study of the figure.
You will work through exercises using line and tone to define light and shade, positive and negative shapes, depth, weight and form. Learn to use measurements to help you achieve a greater understanding of human anatomy and proportion.
Emphasis is placed on your development and practice, and the tutor supports you with individual guidance to help you reflect and evaluate your progress. There will also be regular group discussions.
By the end of the course, you will have achieved a greater understanding of human anatomy and proportion using measurement; have experienced a range of drawing techniques; be able to confidently draw using the human figure as inspiration; be able to reflect on your own work and talk confidently in a group; have developed your own practice further.
Continual line drawing.
Weight of mark.
Principles of measurement and proportion.
Reductive drawing to describe tone and form.
Experimental drawing using different drawing techniques using ink.
The longer afternoon pose will allow for further exploration using ink and wash or black and white acrylic using brushes and pen.
A long pose throughout the morning with your choice of medium and technique.
A group critique, and discussion/feedback session.
Display work produced throughout the course.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Adele is a painter and printmaker, born in Yorkshire and trained
at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Slade School of
Fine Art London.
She is a tutor with over 20 years teaching experience with a focus on working from direct observation of the figure, portrait and still life subjects. Adele teaches at West Dean College,
Arte Umbria, Putney School of Art and Slade School of Fine Art, London.