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