Contemporary Life Drawing - Nottingham Trent University

Contemporary Life Drawing - Nottingham Trent University

Duration: Two Saturdays

Price: £190

Run by: Linsey Galloway
at Nottingham Trent University

0115 848 2813

50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 4FQ

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About the Course

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 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.

On this course you will:

- complete set practical drawing tasks
- undertake independent drawing
- follow tutor demonstrations
- receive one-to-one feedback and group critiques.

Practical assignments will be underpinned by theory and art historical references, and so there’ll be discussions regarding the importance of the human form throughout history - and how it remains relevant today.

What will I gain?

You’ll leave with an increased confidence in drawing and knowledge of the human form and its presence in art history.

You’ll also have a deeper understanding of key drawing concepts, and a greater awareness of your own individual creativity.

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Please note that if you have a CraftCourses gift voucher you would like to use as full or part payment of this course fee, the booking will need to be made via telephone (number above). If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Three days of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. Maximum class size: 14



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