Begin your exploration into drawing the human form, involving both figure and portrait set in a supporting and encouraging environment. Undraped models. 18+ years.
Begin your exploration into drawing the human form, involving both figure and portrait set in a supporting and encouraging environment. A fun workshop developed for both beginners and advanced students to recognise proportions, gestures, light sources, mark making, and identifying masses and planes that underlay the human form. You will learn to train your mind, eye and hand coordination through a series of quick spontaneous exercises, as well as longer, more considered poses to deliver quality studies through personal instruction. Students are encouraged to work with both dry and wet media. All sessions work with undraped models.
18+. Beginners and experienced artists looking to improve life drawing.
Your lunch (you'll take a 30 minute break during the workshop) and water bottle. We'll provide tea and coffee in the staffroom. All materials are supplied within your course fee.
Rachael is an artist and art educator from Tāmaki Makaurau. She teaches life drawing at Lakehouse Arts, and visual art at Māpura Studios, a creative space providing programmes in visual arts practice, creative expression, dance-movement, music and art therapy for people living with disability and diversity. She completed a Fine Art degree with (Honors) at Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in 2021.
"For me, art is the oxygen of society, and I get a great deal of joy nurturing and encouraging creative expression. I really enjoy connecting with people, exchanging ideas, and sharing knowledge through my years of study and ongoing art practice.
This class is for anyone who wants to approach the figure in a variety of ways. This life drawing class is less about getting everything anatomically perfect, and more about learning to let go of analytical thought, through a series of fun and spontaneous exercises that allow you to draw with less fear and more creative expression." Rachael Burke