The Life Room

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Paddy Dorian




Programme Overview

Please note that our next programme of courses for Spring-Summer 2018 will be available from March 2018.


This class started on the first week of October. It is now too late to join it.

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.

NB - No class on Wednesday 18 October - this will take place on Wednesday 6 December 2017.