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Life Drawing Weekend

22-23 Sept 2018, 10.30am - 4pm

This life drawing weekend offers a structured, supportive environment in which to gain technical advice in key areas such as proportion, perspective, anatomy, line, gesture, tone and colour. Led by artist and designer Joan Murray, you will be encouraged to use this technical knowledge as a basis through which to develop your own style of life drawing, using a wide range of approaches and mediums.

The weekend will be structured around four sessions, each developing different skills:

  • A general introductory session, incorporating discussion around measuring and proprtion, development of a confident, relaxed relationship to the page through different mark making activities, and a series of short and mid-lenth poses focused on limbs and muscles.
  • A series of poses, followed by a longer piece, using drapery , exploring translucent and opaque fabric and the use of natural light.
  • An exploration of foreshortening techniques and the use of artificial lighting through floor based poses. This session will include both short, rolling poses and longer reclined positions.
  •  The incorporation of props through a series of simple challenges, working towards longer poses and the opportunity to work up a more realised drawing.

Throughout the sessions you will experiment with a variety of media, from pencil and graphite sticks to charcoal and collage. The sessions will be adapted to suit the needs of each participant based on your skill level and preferences.


About the Tutor

Joan Murray teaches life drawing to mature students at Craven College along with other institutions while incorporating life drawing into her fashion teaching. Joan studied textiles at the Royal College of Art and her work has been purchased by the Victoria and Albert Museum London, The Whitworth Museum Manchester and Hove Museum and Art Gallery Hove Sussex.

Book your place

Half of the allocated places are offered to Members at the discounted rate of 25% off, sold on a first come, first served basis. Become a Member.

If you have any questions or special requirements then don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing learning@hepworthwakefield.org or calling 01924 247398.

A two week cancellation policy applies to all workshops. As commercial workshops support our charitable activities, and materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than two weeks before the workshop date should you wish to cancel your place.

Should The Hepworth Wakefield need to cancel a workshop, your ticket will be refunded in full.