West Dean College, Chichester, UK

Friday 12 – Sunday 14 February 2021

This course will help you develop the fundamental skills of observation and mark-making that life drawing demands. If you have never explored life drawing before, it will be an opportunity for you to build a solid foundation on which to develop, and for those of you with more experience it will be an excellent chance to revisit core principles and receive one-to-one input on developing your personal practice. Through a mixture of demonstration, structured exercises and one-to-one feedback, you will first explore how to fluently represent the figure in quick poses, how to economise your mark-making and suggest gesture and shape. You will then look at various devices for measuring and constructing the figure, both as a whole and broken down into various tricky parts. You will also look at tone and discover other ways to refine your drawing and bring it to life. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of the core skills that go into the practice of life drawing, particularly the skill of unmediated and honest observation. This will provide you with a foundation on which to develop your figure drawing practice. You will also leave with a better understanding of how to use your materials

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation – The Edward James Foundation Ltd
West Dean
Nr Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0QZ