When Wednesday 10am-1pm

Tutor Lucinda Wait 

Academic Figure Drawing Workshops with life model 
My Workshops are for the person who has always wanted to represent the world around them, to draw a recognisable portrait or to draw an anatomically correct figure. They will be guided classes for learning the fundamental techniques of ‘seeing’.

I trained at the Barcelona Academy of Art for 4 years also acting as a student teacher. To be able to teach in this way you have to be a practising artist. My training is the same training that artists have had through centuries, for example in 12 teachers Toulouse Lautrec 1864-1901 could trace the lineage of his teacher directly back to Raphael 1483-1520. I understand my training to have been “learning how to see”.
This is a challenging way of approaching art because it is not quick to pick up for everybody but once you have the techniques they become second nature and drawing and painting become demystified.

Weeks 1-3 Introduction to the sight size method – Students can either sit or stand at an easel and I will guide them to draw what they see. The emphasis will be on accuracy, structure and anatomy and tonal values achievable with a pencil
Students will be required to bring an A4 sketch pad, putty rubber, mars lumograph HB pencil
Weeks 3-6 Introduction to the Loomis method for portraiture – A. Loomis 1892-1959. Loomis would have been the last generation to have regularly had the academic training familiar to Raphael. He distilled a method of figure drawing for his commercial art inventing a very systematic approach to anatomy and structure.
Students will be required to bring an A4 sketch pad, putty rubber, mars lumograph HB pencil
Weeks 7-8 Life drawing using either or both of the 2 methods
Students will be required to bring an A4 sketch pad, putty rubber, mars lumograph HB pencil