Life Drawing & Painting

Taught by : Carolyn MacArthur(

Location :   Drawing Studio at Church Farm Barn Studios

Everyone from total beginners to full time artists are welcome. 

Classes are tutored and can be independently booked, meaning that people can come to as many or as few as they wish.

Full size easels and A1 boards are provided for all classes, meaning that you can stand back to view both the model and the drawing simultaneously - something I consider very important.

Upcoming Classes in 2019:

Monthly Life Drawing

The 2nd Saturday and the 4th Wednesday of every month

Each month different media and techniques are explored, to challenge old approaches and encourage fresh ways of working. 

Life drawing is an important process in developing observational skills and an understanding of form which is necessary in every area of art practise. 

- 10 – 1pm

- £30 per class (includes all art materials and equipment)

- Maximum 7 people

- Suitable for all abilities

Introductory Life Drawing for Beginners

Saturday 9th March

Wednesday 24th April

Wednesday 24th July

Saturday 12th October

Aimed at people who have never done any life drawing before and would like to build confidence before joining the Monthly Life Drawing classes.

- 1.30 – 4.30pm

- £30 per class (includes all art materials and equipment)

- Maximum 7 people

Drawing The Clothed Model

Wednesday 27th February

Saturday 11th May

Wednesday 28th August

Saturday 9th November

This class is in response to popular demand, giving the opportunity to either focus on the head and shoulders or draw the full figure clothed.

- 10 – 1pm

- £30 per class (includes all art materials and equipment)

- Maximum 7 people

- Suitable for all abilities

Life Painting Weekends Using Acrylics

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th February

Satuday 13th & Sunday 14th July

Day One:

These two day courses begin by exploring colour mixing, in particular relation to skin tone and the ‘shadow colours’ of the skin.

Looking at the work of artists that paint the human figure inspires and enables people to learn from, and put into practice, colour palettes and paint applications whilst painting from the model.

There are two poses on the first day.

Day Two:

There is one pose all day giving the opportunity to consolidate everything learned the previous day, one long pose provides the time to really improve and refine the painting throughout the day.

10 – 4pm each day

- £125 for the weekend (includes all art materials and equipment -            working on acrylic painting paper on day one and board on day two.)

- Maximum 7 people

- Suitable for all abilities

- Refreshments provided but please bring a packed lunch

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Art Courses at Church Farm Barn Studios

Church Farm Barn, New Rd., Whissonsett, Norfolk, East Anglia NR20 5TA

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