Life Drawing Workshops: Learning to work from the life model

Join artist and experienced life drawing tutor, Medina Hammad, for a series of workshops exploring different aspects of working from the human form. These sessions can function as single workshops or in conjunction with each other.

Saturday 6, 13, and 20 August in the Usher Gallery from 10am - 2pm

These workshops are open to all whatever your level of experience. Working from the figure is a fascinating and inspirational process. You will learn in both a practical and creative sense through reflecting, focusing and making, providing you opportunities to develop a greater understanding of drawing and painting activities. 

Saturday 6 August - Workshop 1: Perspective and the figure

This introductory workshop is about managing and understanding the three-dimensional elements and aspects that become involved when we are working from life. How do we begin to translate a real form so that it makes spatial sense?

Saturday 13 August - Workshop 2: Composition and the figure

What do we need to consider when we look at a pose or set one up for ourselves?
This session focuses on the use of composition in life studies. 

Saturday 20 August - Workshop 3: Movement in life study

The final opportunity in our series looks at the challenge of capturing movement within life work. It is possible to to draw and paint this wonderful quality? 

Please note: 

  • Basic materials are provided – cartridge/black paper, charcoal, chalk, masking tape, erasers and graphite pencil but it is recommended you bring the following (along with anything else you might like to use) other paper, ink, other drawing media, water based paint, brushes, jam-jars, a palette or substitute and some scissors. Colour and black and white media are both acceptable. If you wish to bring thick paper, boards, or small canvases this is also a good idea.
  • There will be a 15 minute refreshment break during the 4 hour session where tea and coffee will be provided.

Each workshop costs £30