T2 Observing the Human Form

Beginner to Intermediate Level - with Ian de Souza

  • Starts May 6
  • 335 Australian dollars
  • Yoga Room

Course Description

Working with a life model each week, the artist will guide you through a process for interpreting the human figure, firstly using charcoal, then progressing to all mediums. Life Drawing remains an essential element to a lively art practice and is equally relevant in a contemporary art context as it was at its genesis in the 13th century. As an art form, nude life drawing presents endless challenges to the artist. In the presence of a life model the artist attempts, through simple materials and sensitive gestures, not only to represent physical aspects of the figure but also embody within these marks something of the spirit and personality of the model. At the completion of this course you will learn to think differently to create uniquely. About your Tutor: 𝗜𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝘇𝗮 is a full time practicing artist and educator with an exhibition history spanning nearly forty years, his most recent being in Singapore, October 2019. His approach to his practice is highly disciplined and includes weekly figure drawing sessions and teaching commitments. The sustained force of his artistic exploration is the fluid connection between light, line, colour and movement. www.iandesouza.com.au What you need to bring A1 Cartridge paper Minimum 5 sheets per class. 10 sheets per class of butchers’ paper – (large sheets). Compressed Charcoal - medium - 4 sticks. Clips to attach paper to board. Small rag (wipes) 1 x packet of “Wet Ones” from the supermarket. Plastic drop sheets $2 Bunnings for floor and table (Carpet must be covered) You are welcome to bring pastels, cont'e, markers any dry media you wish. Paint and Inks for washes will be discussed with you at the beginning of the course.

Upcoming Sessions

Terms and Conditions

A 20% administration fee applies to cancellations made before the beginning of term. No refund will be given once the term has started. Classes are not held on public holidays. Course start and finishing dates may vary due to public holidays and availability of the course tutor. A full refund will only be given if a course is canceled by the Tresillian Arts Centre. A refund will only be given if you have a medical certificate for the dates you have missed. No pro-rata payments are available for term courses or if classes are unattended by the student.


Tel: 9389 1977

Email: tresillian@nedlands.wa.gov.au


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