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A Fresh Approach to Life Drawing

September 21 @ 10:00 am - October 19 @ 12:30 pm

Introducing a variety of life drawing techniques to achieve better drawings.

A practical course of five sessions led by local artist and experienced teacher Gill Walton, and you can see her work here.  Sessions are from 10 am to 12.30 pm on Tuesdays.

This course is suitable for the absolute beginner or those with experience of life drawing. Each week we will focus on a different approach or way of looking at the model giving us an armoury of techniques to help us achieve a better likeness or more expressive drawing.

There are ten places available and there is a possibility of the course being repeated from 1 -3.30 pm if there is sufficient demand.

1. Line

In the first session we will use continuous line drawings, blind drawing and monoprinting. This is an active session designed to free us from fear of making wrong marks and to improve ‘looking’. The resulting drawings will be loose and expressive. Bring large sheets of paper or wallpaper roll, charcoal and pencils.

2. Tone

To build solidity and depth to our figures we will use reductive charcoal drawing, and negative space drawing. You will need large white paper, charcoal and putty rubbers for this session.

3. Proportion

In the third session we will concentrate on measurements and proportions with comprehensive instruction on how to achieve a believable figure. Bring paper and pencils or your preferred drawing materials.

4. Heads, Hands and Feet

How to draw those tricky bits! Bring paper and pencils or your preferred drawing materials.

5. Expression

We will begin with short exercises, then onto a less structured workshop with individuals working on their own responses to the model, in the medium of their choice.

There is no need to print out and bring your ticket, as we will have a record of your booking.

If you book this course online, we will hold your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy. If you do not wish us to hold your personal data, please book by post (see www.berwickea.co.uk) and do not supply an email address.


September 21 @ 10:00 am
October 19 @ 12:30 pm


The Granary YHA
Dewar’s Lane
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1AJ United Kingdom