A pencil and charcoal drawing of the back view of a female life model in a reclining position
Ellie Andrews
Tue 16 Jul 2024 - Tue 30 Jul 2024
Life Drawing with Ellie Andrews - July

Join us for a 3 week life drawing course with Leeds Drawing Club founder Ellie Andrews.

This workshop is designed for those who are interested in learning about different approaches to life drawing. Ideal for those who have some experience in life drawing, but beginners are also very welcome. 

Working with a life model and using a variety of poses, we will look at:

The role 'warming up' plays in our creative practice using quick poses and loose drawing to help train the eye and relax the mind.

Building the structure of the life model using comparative measuring to create line drawings and charcoal smudging to describe the flow of energy, and how weight shifts within the body.

Using the space around the model as information to help us with our drawing

How to use tone to describe light and shadow on the life model

Tuesday 16th July  6.30pm - 8.30pm

Tuesday 23rd July 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Tuesday 30th July 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Price includes all materials and refreshments

Small class size

Week 1 - Desensitizing, warming up, and looking at other artists works

Week 2 - Anchoring and Composition - how to draw the life model

Week 3 - Tone - how to draw the light

About the Instructor

I set up Leeds Drawing Club in 2007 as an informal life drawing group. Over the years it has developed into a regular and much loved fixture on the Leeds art scene.

Originally trained in Theatre Design at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London, life drawing has been a continuous presence in my life, from degree level, throughout my career in hospitality (founder, 164 Munro House and Headingley) and in the arts (founder, The Gallery at 164).

In my experience as gallery owner, I curated over 70 exhibitions, commissioned many artworks and designed and managed lots of creative public events over the 12 years that we had our space. Creating space for people, whether it is drawing, eating, or experiencing art has always been interesting to me.

Watching the progress of everyone who sketched their way through our doors over the years, and using my own skills and knowledge, I have put together a series of life drawing sessions led and taught by me, based on what I have come to know about life drawing (...and life!)

Leeds Drawing Club

Unit C3, Flexspace
Burley Road
United Kingdom

53.811005, -1.586401

    Tue 16 Jul 2024 - Tue 30 Jul 2024
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    Tue 16 Jul 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Tue 23 Jul 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Tue 30 Jul 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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