Course Summary

Gain an appreciation of the way the figure works with practical demonstrations and clear explanations of anatomy. Overcome mental blocks that prevent us from drawing what we see.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email enquiries@cae.edu.au to register your interest.

All sessions will be drawing from the life model, and will include:
– preliminary blocking-in
– quick sketches
– capturing the movement and balance
– foreshortening
– basic anatomy
– detailed long studies
– use of tone (shading) to render form and mass
– developing perceptual skills
– exercises to develop right brain mode of thinking
– developing confidence and risk taking

Learn to draw the human form

Over each session students will complete drawings from a variety of poses, with some leading to more developed and resolved pieces.

This course is suitable for students with no prior experience in life drawing.

Please bring to class:
– HB pencil
– 5 sticks finger medium (finger width) willow charcoal
– kneadable eraser
– 2 x bull dog clips
– approx. 20 sheets bulky newsprint (butchers paper / large rough paper)

materials cost approx $25, depending on what materials you already have at home.
Further materials may be advised in session one.

Last updated: May 24, 2018 03:20pm