Contemporary Life Drawing - Short Course at NTU

50 Shakespeare Street, NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ

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The image shows examples of life drawings, the sketches are of people in various natural positions


29 - 30 August 2022 | Duration - 10 am - 4 pm, two days
​​​​​​Nottingham Trent University
Course Fee - £195

Course Description
On this course, you'll learn key strategies to help you draw the figure and begin experimenting with new approaches.

It's open to beginners, but will also suit those already familiar with life drawing.

The course is therefore ideal for anyone wanting to upskill, for personal or professional development.

Whilst there are a wealth of life drawing classes out there, very few encourage the use of contemporary approaches.

This is despite the influences of work by the likes of Egon Schiele and Jenny Saville, both of whom have pushed the boundaries of traditional life drawing.

Formal ideas such as proportion, form, pictorial space and composition are essential concepts and will always be part of the artistic challenge, but this course aims to take a step further.

It will start by covering essential topics such as proportion, shading, foreshortening and methods of measurement, but will quickly develop to allow you to experiment beyond the boundaries of these artistic conventions.

The aim of the course is to allow you the opportunity to explore your own creativity, and develop contemporary responses to drawing from direct observation.

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