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T4 Observing the Human Form

All levels welcome - with Ian de Souza & Jane Barwell

  • Started 19 Oct
  • 350 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 pastels and other dry media. Acrylic paints are not used in this class. 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. **In Term 4, Ian will be teaching weeks 1, 2 , 7 & 8 as he will be overseas for an exhibition in the middle of the term. Jane Barwell will be teaching weeks 3,4,5 & 6. Jane is a practicing and exhibiting artist, with her most recent exhibition at EarlyWorks in Fremantle, August 2023. Jane and Ian share a similar approach to life drawing and art. 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. **NOTE acrylic paints are not permitted in this class due to classroom restrictions. However students may 'work up' their class drawings at home with different media.


Upcoming Sessions


Terms and Conditions

A 20% administration fee applies to cancellations made before the beginning of the term. No refund will be given once the term has started. Participants in the term courses must be 18+ unless attending the After School or School Holiday workshops. Classes are not held on public holidays. Course start and finishing dates may vary due to public holidays and the availability of the course tutor. A full refund will only be given if a course is cancelled 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.

Waitlist form

Please complete the waitlist form if your particular course is full. 

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