Life Drawing Masterclass

10:30am - 4pm

  • Venue Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Price £75 / £55
  • Event type Creative Courses
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This one-day masterclass is for those with some experience of life drawing. You will explore a wide range of styles and techniques to draw and paint the human figure and participants will be encouraged to challenge their practice to create something new and unique and feel a sense of personal discovery.

You will begin by experimenting with a variety of drawing techniques, using different media, and looking for ways to take your studies on to the next level. You will be asked to consider what you hope to achieve in your artwork, and to talk about your artistic influences.

Leading up to lunch you’ll push the boundaries of your drawing methods.

After a short break for lunch, we will look at and discuss a large collection of contemporary and traditional figurative art works, brought in by the tutor, and consider why they are (or aren’t) successful pieces of work.

The tutor will also demonstrate palettes for flesh tones, and discuss composition and the importance of having a goal in mind as you paint.

The group will then work on a two-and-a-half-hour pose/painting to end the workshop, followed by a short group appraisal.

The emphasis here is to go beyond ‘mere' accuracy and to move on to producing art and self-expression and the development of a personal style.

All materials are provided. Participants may bring in a canvas for the final painting if they wish, otherwise card will be provided.

Participants must be aged 18+.

Further Information:

This one-day workshop will start at 10.30am and end at 4pm, with a short break for lunch. Our café will be open all day, or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

Tutor Scott Bridgwood is a working artist with over 30 years experience after graduating from Chelsea School of Art in 1992. He worked and taught art in Rome (Italy) for 10 years before moving to Leicester. It was during his time in Rome that he developed his passion for drawing/painting the human form, which continues to the present day. Scott has taught at the Attenborough Arts Centre for nearly 20 years. He also teaches Life Drawing at De Montfort University and from his home studio in Leicester.

We aim to make all our sessions as accessible as possible and carers/PAs are very welcome – just remember to book their free place when you book your session. If you'd like to talk to us in advance of booking or attending your sessions to discuss your access needs, our Box Office team is here to help! Email, pop in or call 0116 252 2455, open 7 days a week.

We have four blue badge parking spaces outside Attenborough Arts Centre, plus double yellow line roadside parking very close to the building for blue badge holders for up to three hours if our parking spaces are occupied.

Free parking for all customers is available after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in the University of Leicester car park next door to Attenborough Arts Centre on Lancaster Road. The closest public car park for parking at all other times is Victoria Park, 5-10 minutes walk from us.

Please ensure that you agree to our updated Terms & Conditions before booking as courses/workshops are non-refundable in some circumstances.