The Life Room

Key Facts


Programme Overview

£325/£305 (discounted)


15 Jan - 18 March 2020 (10 week course)

10am - 4pm

Paddy Dorrian

Programme Overview

The course will explore the practice of both life drawing and painting by working directly from the nude model. The course will allow the student to learn about measurement, analysis, appropriate materials and techniques to render a pose. Students will also develop an understanding of form, proportion, structure and composition. By the end of the course the student will be comfortable in a life room and be able to realise a pose using appropriate techniques and media. Previous experience of drawing from the nude is not required as the course will be differentiated to the needs of the individual student. The course will be structured with the morning session having a theme and the afternoon session using what has been learned that morning and over previous weeks.

The course will also consider the practice of life work from painters both past and present, using their work as inspiration for students.

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Discounted Fees
If you are a senior citizen in receipt of a state pension, unemployed or a full time FE or HE student, the discounted fee as stated in the course description is applicable. You will be required to email a scanned copy of your evidence to

To benefit from the Discounted Fee, select the course you want to attend and enter the code Discount_Autumn in the promotion code box.