What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This course is suitable for Beginners through to Advanced, we will be working directly from the model. We will be looking at drawing techniques that are applied specifically to the figure.
Learners will be taught through a combination of demonstrations from your tutor, whole group teaching, and one to one tuition. This one to one tuition ensures that you can work at your own pace.
An experienced tutor will be available at all times to help you gain confidence quickly. This group is informal and friendly.
Please visit June Janes (tutor) website to see previous students work www.lifedrawingandportrait.co.uk
Please note: Thursday classes are taught at Exeter College's Centre for Creative Industries (CCI) building and Friday classes are at St Matthew's Church Hall, Lower Summerlands.
There are further dates throughout the year - please contact us for information or visit the website again from September 2019.
Working directly from the model, you will be looking at Line, Tone, and Colour. This will include the basics of correct proportions, looking at the darks and lights that play across the figure, and the colour within these darks and lights. Finally we will be considering editing and abstracting within figure work.
Each session will consist of warm up exercises that are relevant to the session theme and often focussing on one particular feature .eg. eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hands etc. These exercises are then followed by a single long pose. Here the emphasis is on developing your individual work through one to one tuition.
We will also be referencing historical and contemporary artists’ work. Learning takes place through a combination of tutor explanation, peer group exercises, one to one tuition, practical demonstrations as well as learning from other class members.