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Life Drawing with Matilda Michell

This is a course in drawing the human figure in the nude. A structured approach to life drawing, your tutor will guide you through the essential elements of how to successfully draw the human body.

Students will learn to:
Capture the individual gesture and weight of a pose
Measure and judge proportions effectively,
Locate important anatomical reference points
Understand form and volume in relation to the human figure.
Methods for shading the complex form of a human figure.

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for enthusiastic beginners to those with prior experience. Beginners will be guided through exercises and those with prior experience will be encouraged to extend their skills with more challenges. Suitable for new and continuing students.


Please bring the following with you to the first class

  • 2-4 large bull dog clips
  • Willow charcoal
  • compressed charcoal, black conte crayon or firm black chalk
  • Pencils 2B, 4B, 6B,
  • Rubber, standard and kneadable
  • A2 Sketch book or cartridge paper
  • Pencil sharpener

Any additional materials for the latter part of the course will be discussed in class.

Your tutor may suggest bringing additional materials to class throughout the term. She will discuss this with you though the term.

Our term classes are held in our spacious studios.

Our main studios are air-conditioned for year round comfort, and extra measures are in place for your health and well being.

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

Fees for adult classes exclude art materials.Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.