Life Drawing (10 Week Course)


Mon Jun 17 2024 at 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Victoria Gallery and Museum | Liverpool, EN

This 10 week course will teach you to perfect the human figure across a programme of lessons developing your skills in life drawing, including accurate measuring, shading and drawing techniques.
***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 0176660***
Monday evenings starting 22nd April, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
£170 for 10 week course.
*For University of Liverpool Staff and Students the course is £120 with proof of University ID (There are a limit of 5 tickets available at this special price)
Suitable for both newcomers / beginners and for those continuing from previous courses, as the tutor will tailor the material to individual participants.
The course is aimed at adults of any age, both beginners and the more advanced, who want to directly work from a human model or still life.
There will be a human model for most of the sessions, performing very short, short, and long poses giving the students a chance to practice drawing at various speeds. We also will make use of still life and/or sculpture as well as printed pictures to practice on specific skills.
The main method that is taught and practiced in the course is the traditional “stick measurement” and “sight-size drawing method”. However, the following topics will be covered throughout the course:
- The sight-size method versus the comparative method of drawing
- Using alignments, angles, relative proportions, and cross points in figure drawing
- Postural drawing and quick drawing
- Human body proportions
- Shades and values
- Foreshortening
- Using a grid
- Using a proportional divider
Tutor: Laleh Kamalian
As a member of Liver Sketching Club Liverpool from 2016 and a skilled artist, Laleh has a special interest in the human figure and portrait drawing. She has experience teaching drawing methods at various workshops and classes including dot-art life drawing course. “Being of an experimental mind I tend to research all the tools, skills and methods and have found great success with those I will teach you on this course.”
Monday evenings 5:00pm - 7:00pm, starting 22nd April
22, 29 April, 6, 13, 20, 27 May, 3, 10, 17, 24 June
Victoria Gallery & Museum
Ashton Street
L69 3DR
£170 for the 10-week course (full course must be booked in advance). It is possible to split this cost into two payments, please call 0345 017 6660 for more details.
*For University of Liverpool Staff and Students the course is £120 with proof of University ID (There are a limit of 5 tickets available at this special price)
- Sketching paper, at least at A3 size, either in a hardback pad or as loose paper sheets. If you are getting loose paper sheets you will need a drawing board for support. You can find good quality pads at very reasonable prices in “The Works” and “Cass Art”.
- Selection of graphite pencils – H's and B’s (eg. H2, HB, 2B, 6B)
- Masking tape for taping your paper onto the drawing board
- Rubber (soft - a kneadable eraser is preferable) and pencil sharpener
Recommended but not essential
- Portable easel
Important note: please don’t get a tabletop easel. It needs to be a standalone
- Drawing board

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