The Art of Life Drawing

The Art of Life Drawing

The Art of Life Drawing with John Forrester Clack

Wednesdays > 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Term 2 | 16 May – 4 July

An intensive drawing experience for both the adventurous beginner and the more experienced practitioner, this course is a challenging, in-depth and comprehensive introduction to the art of drawing. Built over 8 weeks, the course not only introduces the student to drawing, but will also push each student further and deeper into the experience that only an intensive drawing course can provide. Each week, students will be introduced to different aspects and materials of drawing; from studied life drawing to adventurous experimentation in mark making, these two approaches will go hand-in-hand to build confidence and a far-reaching visual vocabulary, that in turn will provide the student with a rich and rewarding understanding.

About John Forrester Clack >

John Forrester Clack

Image by Leonie Gill

John Forrester Clack has been a practising artist for over thirty years and has exhibited in major public exhibitions. He was awarded the Kedumba Prize for Drawing and selected for the Art Gallery of NSW Dobell Drawing Prize. He has been represented by major commercial galleries, with work in collections across Australia and overseas.

Content >

16 May:

Configuration and Frame Work


23 May:

Scale – Negative and Positive Space


30 May:

Exploring Line – Within and Without


6 June:

Representation and Quality of Mark


13 June:

Uncontrolled – Wet on Wet


20 June:

Materiality & Tone


27 June:

Perspective – The Body


4 July:

In the Dark – The Art of Sound

Costs >


Friends of BAC cardholders receive a 10% discount. Costs cover all materials and life models. Enrolments must be finalised by 9 May to allow sufficient time for life models to be booked. Participants must be 18+.

Enrolment >

More info >

Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.

Header image incorporates elements of artworks developed by students in a class led by John Forrester Clack.