Life Drawing

Life Drawing Using Both Sides of the Brain with Gerald Jones

Life Drawing Using Both Sides of the Brain
With Gerald Jones

Wednesday > 10am-1pm
Thursday > 1:30-4:30pm

22 May – 27 June 2019

Life drawing is a principle practice of the visual artist. A way of training the eye, brain and hand to work as one. Like scales for a musician or knife skills for a chef, life drawing helps align, tune and focus the visual artist. This course seeks to outline some of the fundamental principles that lead to a comprehensive understanding of drawing the human form. During the six-week course, you will develop the necessary tools to build on principles that you can explore in your own practice. Each week introduces a new aspect of life drawing and the neverending fascination we have with the human form.

About Gerald Jones >

Gerald Jones

Gerald has lived practised visual arts in the Canberra region for 36 years. He draws inspiration from the local landscape, his childhood in Queensland and his love of aesthetic symbols both traditional and modern. From portrait to landscapes, both geographic and internal, he is always exploring new and exciting ways to represent in oils, watercolours and ink. Gerald has exhibited nationally and internationally. He has a Visual Arts Degree and Graduate Diploma from the ANU School of Art and Design, and a Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design from the University of Canberra. He also has over 10 years experience as a production designer for theatre, musicals and opera.

Content >

Week 1 (22 or 23 May)
Line: The Foundations of the Figure

Week 2 (29 or 30 May)
Tone: Flesh, Mass and Shadow

Week 3 (5 or 6 June)
Space and Negative Space

Week 4 (12 or 13 June)
Composition: Framing the Figure

Week 5 (19 or 20 June)
Portrait and Colour

Week 6 (26 or 27 June)
All principles in action, with longer periods for posing and drawing

Cost >


All materials will be provided. Fees for life models are included in the cost of the workshop.

Enrolment >

Please note, enrolment closes one week prior to the first workshop.

More info >

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