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Life Drawing Course

Leeds Drawing Club
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Running on Wednesday evenings from 6 June – 11 July, this 6 week, fully tutored course offers an exploration into the various techniques and methods used to depict the human figure.

Working with a life model, each of the 6 sessions will focus on a different subject, for example: quick gestural drawings, chiaroscuro (the study of light and dark tonal values), measured drawing or negative space.

You will:

• Learn how to use different drawing materials, including pencil, charcoal, graphite and chalk.
• Learn to draw from observation, from a range of short and long, model poses.
• Gain an understanding of the materials used.
• Use measuring to improve the proportion of drawings.
• Learn to create effective compositions.

Students will produce line drawings and tonal drawings. In some sessions we might do lots of quick drawings and in others we may produce just one or two longer drawings. The course is suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience who wish to hone their skills. No previous knowledge is required. A selection of basic drawing materials will be provided: e.g. paper, a range of pencils, charcoal, white chalk and erasers. Students are also welcome to bring their own materials if preferred.

This course is ideal for beginners, those returning to drawing after a period of time, and those looking to improve their current practice.

Course Price: £120

Wednesday 6 June – Wednesday 11 July

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Drawing Club Studio, 2nd Floor, 232 Meanwood Road, Leeds LS7 2AH

Includes the following:

All drawing materials

Use of an easel

Life models

Spacious drawing studio

Small drawing groups


Free parking (first come first served basis)

Your tutor:

Tessa Houghton is a professional artist and experienced art tutor. She also teaches landscape and oil painting courses. She spent 12 years living and working in Barcelona until returning to England 4 years ago. She now lives in Chapel Allerton and is a studio holder at East Street Arts. Tessa’s work is exhibited and held in collections around the world. More information about Tessa’s own practice can be found here: www.tessahoughton.com

– Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tutored Classes –

Payment in full required at the time of booking

Refunds issued up to 7 days before the start of the class