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Figurative Expressions | Term One, 2023

A simple contour line drawing can be stunning...so can a fully developed and layered work with charcoal or paint.
Explore both types of creative processes. Each week we will focus on a different way of working with a life-model and look at the way other artists have been and continue to be inspired.
We will work with a range of body types and forms, exploring the figure, both nude and draped. Expect to create a body of work that could inspire other artistic creations.
Suitable for all levels.

Content

* Work with different figures - clothed and non-clothed models
* Experiment with and combine different materials
* Gestural and developed studies
* Exploration of line, gesture, tone, perspective and composition
* Exploration of different surfaces
* Discover your own creative way to express the human form
* Present your outcomes at the end of the term to your peers and tutor

Objectives

* Create a series of studies of the human form
* Experiment with different media to capture the human form
* Gather lots of references for future use in painting and sculpture
* Discover your own creative way to express the human form
* Gain confidence with using artist quality materials
* Gain feedback from the class about what has worked, why and where things could lead next

Outcomes

* A clearer understanding of techniques and approaches used for capturing the human form
* A body of work inspired by the human form
* The development of one's own way of expressing the 'human-form' style

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Class Type: Mains Class
Tutor: Dan Wilkinson
  • Every Monday (13 Feb - 31 Mar)
  • 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Materials cost: Dependent on what you will need to work on your projects.
    Casual Students: $630.00 + materials
  • T2.36
  • 16 (Max number of students)
Required Materials:
* Graphite or pencils 2b or 6b, charcoal - pitt and/or willow
* Oil pastels and/or soft pastels, crayons (black and white)
* Pens, a range of nibs, Indian ink, painting equipment (optional)
* Paper, visual diaries, boards or canvas
* Drawing boards (some available in class)
* Plasticine or any other moulding material (optional)
* Bring a selection from the list above which you feel like working with during the term