Life drawing in Leeds with Tessa Houghton- 6 week course
Wed Sep 14 2022 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pmUTC+01:00
East Street Arts | Leeds, EN
About this Event
Running on Wednesday evenings 7-9pm from September 14th to October 19th this 6 week, fully tutored course offers an exploration into the various techniques and methods used to depict the human figure. The classes will be relaxed and friendly and although the course is aimed at beginners all levels are welcome to come along.
What we will do:
Working with a life model, each of the 6 sessions will focus on a different subject, for example: quick gestural drawings, chiaroscuro (the study of light and dark tonal values), measured drawing or negative space.
Learn how to use different drawing materials, including pencil, charcoal, graphite and chalk
Learn to draw from observation, from a range of short and long, model poses
Gain an understanding of the materials used
Use measuring to improve the proportion of drawings
Learn to create effective compositions
What we will make:
Students will produce line drawings and tonal drawings. In some sessions we might do lots of quick drawings and in others we may produce just one or two longer drawings
Who this course is for:
The course is suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience who wish to hone their skills. No previous knowledge is required.
What needs to be brought to class:
A selection of basic drawing materials will be provided: e.g. paper, a range of pencils, charcoal, white chalk and erasers.
Students are also welcome to bring their own materials if preferred.
Tessa Houghton is a professional artist and experienced art tutor. She also teaches landscape and oil painting courses. She spent 12 years living and working in Barcelona until returning to England 7 years ago. She now lives in Meanwood and is a studio holder at East Street Arts. Tessa's work is exhibited and held in collections around the world. More information about her own practice can be found here: www.tessahoughton.com
Where is it happening?East Street Arts, Patrick Studios, Leeds, United Kingdom
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