beginners art class, starting January 19th
With the current covid-19 restrictions all art classes are now online, via zoom. New Tuesday evenings beginners art course starting 19th January. First class is free. Then if you want to continue, blocks of 3 consecutive weeks at £30. Then you can enrol for further weeks and we will go through most of the year, online. Time 7.30 to 9.30 12.
Life drawing now online. Saturday mornings.
With the current covid-19 restrictions meaning the live life drawing at venues is suspended. But you can now join us online, using zoom. On Saturday mornings, two Saturdays of each month. Time 10am till 12. 30. Fee £12.
New online creative life drawing class. Two Saturdays per month
This figurative zoom class is without the model and is intended to allow you to develop your figurative work, weather working from previous life drawing studies, perhaps from sketch book, drawings or photos. Also, I can supply images for you. An opportunity to experiment and develop your figurative drawing and painting. Tuition will be included for any beginners and anyone looking to refresh themselves with the basics. If you are a more experienced artist who would like to work independently you are more than welcome as well.
Times. 10am to 12.30, two Saturdays per month. You might want to combine a life class with this one, where you can develop your figurative work either from a photo or your sketch book or life drawings. Fee, £12 per session.
Life drawing taster session, Saturday October 17th 2020
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: Saturday October 17th 2020. Times 10am till 2.30pm
Fee: £20 (usually £28 per Saturday)
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 the Bluecoat arts centre L1 3BX , Liverpool, Merseyside, Tuesday evenings. Hopefully this class will resume October 2020.
Also at Lydiate L31 4HL (close to Maghull, Southport, Formby, Ormskirk,) all day Saturday. First Saturday of each month. 10am till 3.30pm.
This class has resumed, next session September 5th.
£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...