We are excited to announce a refreshed drawing class to explore David Hockney’s 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life at the Royal Academy as a learning guide. Talented local artist Michael Ajerman will take you on a 4-week journey, including a field trip to The RA and a class featuring a live clothed model.
Class 1 & 2:
We will be using large visual reproductions from the exhibition,
’82 Portraits and 1 Still Life’ as a visual tool. You will be each picking one portrait to draw from. This will be a great introduction to proposition, placement, and weight.
For students that are new/novice to drawing, you will begin with traditional pencil.
For students that are more confident to drawing, you will begin with traditional pencil or coloured pencil.
The following week (Week 2) will be introducing colour, through coloured pencils, and pastels.
During Class 1 we will schedule a plan to go as a group to see the Hockney exhibition, which closes on October 2nd. So please bring your diary, planner, iCalendar.
We will be working with a clothed model. This will be a great way to continue working with the ideas of proposition, placement, colour, and weight.
We will be working with a clothed model. Exploring energetic open shapes and we will try similar poses to ones found from the Hockney exhibition. Drawings shall be worked on for longer periods of time to discuss what Hockney calls, “The exposure of looking.”
You do not need to have any formal or informal training to attend – this is a course for beginners.
All materials are provided but you may want to bring an apron to protect your clothing.