Whether you are a total beginner or a more experienced artist looking to refresh your technique, this life drawing masterclass teaches you how to approach the human form creatively
When was the last time you held a pencil? Would you like to draw, but don’t know where to start? Join artist Rebecca Ivatts for a day-long workshop that will let you experiment with drawing, turning the focus on one of the most versatile of subjects: the human body.
In a world filled with distractions, drawing brings us back into the moment, to really observe what’s in front of us. Rebecca will show you a new approach to drawing, with the emphasis on looking rather than on preconceived notions of good and bad art.
You will start off with “taking a line for a walk” – drawing exercises designed to loosen up and improve eye-hand co-ordination. From there, you’ll work from a life model, moving from fast, gestural drawings to longer, more detailed studies. During this part of the course, Rebecca will talk about the skeletal and muscular systems relevant to drawing the human figure.
The workshop is informal and will allow you the opportunity to receive feedback from Rebecca and fellow students. This course is suitable for both beginners and intermediate level artists.
The course will include:
More about your tutor...
Rebecca Ivatts is a practising artist who trained at The Slade, The Prince's Drawing School and the San Fernando Arts Academy in Madrid. She has taught drawing at Cambridge University, Dover Arts Club, the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid and various schools across the UK. She has exhibited widely and has work in private collections in the UK, Spain, Greece, Italy and France. You can follow her visual blog on Instagram.
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