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Life Drawing Masterclass 2: Mass, Tone & Chiaroscuro

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Northern Realist Drawing & Painting

Unit 403, AWOL Studios

Pollard Street

Manchester

M4 7JA

United Kingdom

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This course will help you create convincing figure drawings with a solid sense of form using light and shade, traditionally known as chiaroscuro.

Chiaroscuro involves contrasting light and shadow to create a strong composition. This will give your work drama and provides a framework to render form convincingly. To represent form it is essential to understand tonal value. Not only will this help your drawing, it is a core principle for realist painting. It is essential knowledge if you want to keep your work looking clean and unified.

The course begins with gesture and proportion exercises designed to give you a simple but effective approach to understanding the pose. You will then look at light and shadow design followed by half tone to represent the key masses making up the figure. This gives you a context to render the smaller forms and finally the texture, detail and edge quality.

  • Gesture, structure and proportion
  • Blocking in light and shadow using chiaroscuro
  • How to use tonal value families to represent form
  • Rendering texture and detail
  • Lost and found edges

By the end of the course you will have learned an approach which will help give your life drawing a convincing sense of form.

Throughout the course you'll work with different length poses to reinforce the principles covered. You'll also try various drawing exercises designed to improve your observational drawing skills.

If you goal is to paint, understanding tone is essential and this workshop will help you on that path.

This course is particularly suitable if you are just starting out or want to improve the foundation of your work. As you’d expect with any Northern Realist course, it’s a chance to spend time concentrating on your work beside like-minded friendly artists - with all the usual tea, biscuits and friendly conversation that goes with it.

See the Northern Realist website for more details


Course Price £125, reserve your place with a £40 deposit, the remainder will be invoiced before the course.


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What Materials Will I need?

Sketching Materials, email info@northernrealist.com for more information

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Train: Manchester Piccadilly

Metrolink: New Islington/Holt Town

Parking: Free parking at Hope Mill

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Chris: info@northernrealist.com

What's the refund policy?

30 days for deposit refunds, remainder refunds up to 14 days in advance.

Full refund if the course is cancelled.


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Northern Realist Drawing & Painting

Unit 403, AWOL Studios

Pollard Street

Manchester

M4 7JA

United Kingdom

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