Life drawing taster session, March 28th

Unsure about trying life drawing? Then consider coming along to Lydiate L31 4HL and give it a try. This class will be for beginners only, or those with some experience who would like to try my life drawing class. This session will be tutored throughout, starting with how to draw in proportion to ensure getting accuracy - vitally important for successful drawing and painting of the human form. Also, introduction to using charcoal to add shape and form to the drawing.

date: March 28th 2020. Times 10am till 2.30pm

Fee: £20 (usually £28 per Saturday)

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quick life studies done in the life classes, liverpool, southport, merseyside
A good example of quick studies from the life class

 

 

 

Life study by one of our artists.

 

 

beginners life drawing class, lydiate, liverpool, sefton, southport, merseyside, learn to draw, from, figure, adult art class
An oil study, done on the all day Saturday class at Lydiate, Merseyside
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Portraiture demands that the artist can draw accurately!
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Another study. This time a standing pose, which is easier, especially for beginners.
Also, charcoal has been used to create the form.

 

adult beginners, art classes, near me, liverpool, southport, merseyside, lancashire, learn to drawn and paint,
Weekly general art classes are held in several locations on Merseyside.

 

Members visit the Keith Haring exhibition at Tate, Liverpool

Members on a recent visit to the Keith Haring art exhibition at Tate, Liverpool. We had a lecture before entering the exhibition, which was very enlightening and which prepared us for the works on show. Most of it deals with the big issues of his generation, working in New York in the 70's and 80's. These visits usually spark off ideas to members.

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life drawing class members on visit to the keith haring exhibition, tate, liverpool, merseyside,beginners course

 

 

 

Life study by one of our artists.

 

 

beginners life drawing class, lydiate, liverpool, sefton, southport, merseyside, learn to draw, from, figure, adult art class
An oil study, done on the all day Saturday class at Lydiate, Merseyside
portraiture, how to draw and paint portraits, for beginners, learn to draw and paint portraits, liverpool, merseyside, lancashire, sefton, southport, art classes for beginners
Portraiture demands that the artist can draw accurately!
adult life drawing class, near me, liverpool, merseyside, southport, sefton, formby, lancashire, beginners drawing and painting, from the nude
Another study. This time a standing pose, which is easier, especially for beginners.
Also, charcoal has been used to create the form.

 

adult beginners, art classes, near me, liverpool, southport, merseyside, lancashire, learn to drawn and paint,
Weekly general art classes are held in several locations on Merseyside.

 

LIFE DRAWING CLASSES, for both absolute beginners and those more advanced.

Held at the Bluecoat arts centre L1 3BX , Liverpool, Merseyside, Tuesday evenings. Commencing 28th January 2020 for 10 consecutive weeks.

Also at Lydiate L31 4HL (close to Maghull, Southport, Formby, Ormskirk,) all day Saturday. First Saturday of each month. 10am till 3.30pm

£28 per Saturday.

Both classes are tutored and are structured to teach from the very basics, starting with how to measure the figure to achieve correct proportions. At Lydiate, because it's an all day Saturday class, members are able to use a variety of media, including paints.

Why is life drawing so important?

I run several life-drawing classes on Merseyside including Southport. I also do a Tuesday evening life drawing class(beginners and the more advanced) at the Bluecoat art centre, Liverpool. Please contact me for further details. Also at Lydiate L31 4HL, the first Saturday of each month. This is an all day session. Cost £28. I've been doing life-drawing and figurative painting courses for a number of years and the combined groups have now grown into a very lively art group where people come together to not only learn about doing art, but also as a social activity.

Life-drawing and figurative work is the key to painting. Why? Because it forces you to observe and to measure accurately! I have taught many students life-drawing. Life drawing is the key to drawing and painting because you need to develop a measuring system so you can achieve correct proportions. It pays back enormous dividends for the rest of your life. If you can draw the figure, then I believe you can draw any subject. Believe it or not, even people who know nothing about art, if shown a drawing or a painting of the nude, will immediately see if the figure isn’t drawn to the correct proportions! They will sense that something is not quite right. On the other hand, if shown a painting of a landscape they were unfamiliar with, half the painting could be out of proportion and it wouldn’t be obvious.

 


 

 

 

 

Weekly general art classes.

As well as life drawing classes, we have general weekly art classes, also on a Saturday. Find out more...

LIFE DRAWING CLASSES, for both absolute beginners and those more advanced.

Held at the Bluecoat arts centre L1 3BX , Liverpool, Merseyside, Tuesday evenings. Also at Lydiate L31 4HL (close to Maghull, Southport, Formby, Ormskirk,) all day Saturday, first Saturday of each month.

Both classes are tutored and are structured to teach from the very basics, starting with how to measure the figure to achieve correct proportions. At Lydiate, because it's an all day Saturday class, members are able to use a variety of media, including paints.

How long does it take to learn?

This is usually the first question asked. Most believe it takes much longer than is true. Over my years of experience, I've taught hundreds of students to draw from the figure and in my experience you can produce a convincing drawing of the nude model, with accurate proportions that would convince most people, in 30 hours of practice. Yes, then it's a question of developing this skill to suit your approach to drawing & painting. I teach what's known as the 'pencil and thumb method'. Click here to find out more...

I believe this to be the best approach to measuring. And you would use this method for any subject. You can learn the principle in the first session, then it's down to practice. While learning this method, it's actually training the eye to do much of the measuring!

To book, and for more details, please contact me.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Weekly general art classes.

As well as life drawing classes, we have general weekly art classes, also on a Saturday. Find out more...

art exhibition of members paintings by sefton art group, lydiate L31 4EQ. Liverpool, merseyside

Our next exhibition, May 23rd, 24th & 25th 2020

Members will be holding another exhibition of their work on May 23rd, 24th & 25th 2020 at Lydiate L31 4EQ. If you'd like to be reminded of it nearer the time, drop an email and you'll receive a reminder a week before. Email us.

Our exhibitions give members an opportunity to prepare and work for our two yearly exhibitions, where they can display their work before the public and hopefully get some sales!