Introduction to Drawing

Drawing Courses at The Goodlife CentreIntroduction to Drawing Course  – 5 evenings 6.30pm-9pm 

Join us for the opportunity to learn life drawing in our lovely upstairs studio with the founders of The London Drawing group. Even if you have never drawn before, this is a confidence building and affirming environment in which to enjoy every step.

We know that figurative and observational drawing can be frustrating without proper guidance, so we have broken down our teaching into a step-by step process that will guide you on a drawing journey through five tailored classes spread over five weeks.

Through this course you will not only be taught to understand the basic and intermediate levels of figurative drawing and portraiture, but also encouraged to use a variety of materials and value your own unique approach to drawing.
Perfect for beginners and mixed groups, this course creates a lovely, open atmosphere for learning and personal growth.

With tutors from the London Drawing Group and a professional life-model, you will explore Line-Drawing, Tonal Drawing, Portraiture, Human Anatomy and Composition.

London Drawing Group is made up of three practicing artists; Lucy McGeown, Luisa Maria MacCormack and Frances Stanfield who will be teaching in turn over the course. Here’s what they have to say;

‘At London Drawing Group, Drawing is at the heart of everything we do, we love it and we want our students to love and appreciate it as much as we do. With this in mind, we have created our Introduction to Drawing Course.’

Perfect for beginners and all abilities. All materials included

Muybridge and The Art of Movement – One day workshop 10am-5pm  

This one day course will delight anyone who would like to approach drawing in a fun and experimental way.

Spend the day learning to draw ‘movement’ by exploring the work of photographer, artist and proto cinematographer Eadweard Muybridge. (Born 1830, Surrey, Eng.—died 1904)

Known for his famous photographs of human and animal locomotion which used multiple cameras to capture movement in stop-motion photography, Muybridge laid the groundwork for generations of photographers, filmmakers, animators and artist to follow.

With the help of a wonderful model, this workshop will be an opportunity to delve deeper into Muybridge’s studies of movement as well as referencing images of his work.

Through the day we will be looking at ways in which drawing can be influenced by or portray movement, from creating ‘proto animations’- excellent for budding cartoonists and illustrators- to dealing with expressive drawing and gesture. This will be an exciting opportunity to experiment with your drawing in a totally unique way.

Monoprinting from a Model – One day workshop 10am-5pm

Delve into life drawing and printmaking in this fun and unusual day workshop.

Drawing directly from the model, expert tutor Frances Stanfield will guide you through the drawing process while teaching simple printmaking techniques to help you capture form, texture and atmosphere.

Monoprint is a form of printmaking that has marks that can only be made once so  can make wonderfully loose, unexpected and painterly results which can be used to free up your drawing technique.

Printmaking helps you discover accidental marks and edges that can inform the way you draw in new and exciting ways. The results are immediate but the images can later be worked into collages. Expect wonderful textures and unusual ‘happy accidents’.

Perfect for beginners. All materials included.

Muybridge class at The Goodlife CentreMono Printing Classes at The Goodlife CentreDrawing Courses at The Goodlife Centre

Start day Date Start time End time Course name Course length Price Good to Know Details Register
Thu 26/04/2018 18:30 21:00 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING - 5 EVENINGS 5 weeks £195 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 29/04/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING - MUYBRIDGE & THE ART OF MOVEMENT 1 day £115 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 27/05/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING - MONOPRINTING FROM A MODEL 1 day £115 Brand new course! Details Register
Thu 07/06/2018 18:30 21:00 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING - 5 EVENINGS 5 weeks £195 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 24/06/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING - MONOPRINTING FROM A MODEL 1 day £115 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 01/07/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING - MUYBRIDGE & THE ART OF MOVEMENT 1 day £115 Brand new course! Details Register
Sun 15/07/2018 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING - MONOPRINTING FROM A MODEL 1 day £115 Brand new course! Details Register

Contact the Goodlife Centre today! Call Alison on 0207 760 7613 or email alison@thegoodlifecentre.co.uk