Life class commences again from June 5th, then monthly.
With the current covid-19 restrictions coming to an end, the life drawing class will resume from June 5th, at Lyidate parish hall, 288 Southport rd, Lydiate L31 4EQ.
This class is suitable for beginners and those wanting to improve their drawing and painting skills.
Zoom beginners drawing class, starting soon.
Online via zoom, all day Saturday, June 19th. Designed for anyone wanting to learn to draw, starting with how to measure correctly to ensure you achieve proportions. This is essential if you want to draw, whether landscape or from the figure. You can learn the principle of measuring in one hour, then it's down to practice, but practice you will enjoy as you will see the benefit of your endeavours!
Then if you wish, you can continue doing zoom drawing & painting classes online.
Times 10am to 4.30. fee £40
The zoom classes have proved popular, so will be continuing with several classes. One class is for anyone who would like to learn the basics of measuring before attending an actual life class, to gain confidence and measuring technique. If interested, please contact me for further information. Once you feel confident enough, then join the class..
My life classes are structured for complete beginners, or those who are doing art but feel they lack the basics, such as how to measure accurately to ensure correct proportions. Also colour theory, tonal values. Also how to use paint as an artist. Plus eventually you will be introduced to other ways of doing art, pen & ink, watercolour, creative approaches to making art.
Life study by one of our artists.
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.
LIFE DRAWING CLASSES, for both absolute beginners and those more advanced.
Held at FACT 88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ, Merseyside, Tuesday evenings. This class will resume June 1st.
Also at Lydiate L31 4EQ (close to Maghull, Southport, Formby, Ormskirk,) all day Saturday. First Saturday of each month. 10am till 3.30pm.
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) in Liverpool city centre. Please contact me for further details. Also at Lydiate L31 4EQ, 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...