Classical Art Atelier

Academic Figure Drawing

5-Day Workshop in Life Drawing

Drawing the human figure from life is perhaps the most challenging subject an artist can face. This workshop shows you the classical approach to life drawing, following a manageable step-by-step procedure and slowly unravelling this complex subject matter. It will provide you with a good grounding in the structure and anatomy of the human body, an understanding of how the Old Masters approached the figure, familiarity with working with a live model, and many basic drawing skills, producing a finely rendered figure drawing by the end of the week.

The Academic Figure Drawing Workshop will run at C.I.T. Arts in Health & Education Campus at No.46 Grand Parade, Cork City, from 30 July to 03 August 2018. Please see venue, dates and fee below.

Structure & Anatomy

You will study the structure and anatomy of the human body using exercises, master copies, and photographic references, and developing your 'visual memory'. You will also become acquainted with some typical poses and proportions, and practise working with the block-in and the two-sided form.

Gesture & Expression

You will work on gesture studies with the live model, helping you to develop your sense for rhythm, movement and expression, and understanding the effect of gesture. You will also be introduced to perspective and foreshortening using block forms and geometric models in different positions and angles, and different methods of measurement.


You will also be shown how to recreate the effect of light and shadow on the model under classical lighting conditions, creating tone and tonal progressions. Handling your materials to get the best results - line work, shading, textures, light and shadow.

Workshop Details

The Academic Figure Drawing Workshop will be held at C.I.T. Arts in Health & Education Campus, No.46 Grand Parade, Cork. See the details below, or contact us to find out more and to enrol.

# Venue Duration Day Time Dates Cost
1 C.I.T. Arts in Health & Education
No. 46 Grand Parade, Cork
5 Days Monday - Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm 30 July - 03 August 2018 € 500

Academic Figure Drawing Workshop

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