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UN-FACILITATED: Life Model Drawing (November 28, 2023)


Tuesday, November 28, 2023
(6:30 to 8:30pm)

Art League Academy
(Located south-Island at 106 Cordillo Parkway

Widely recognized as the foundation for fine art education, Life Drawing, also known as Figure Drawing, is the practice of drawing in order to study the human figure in detail. Life drawing has been with us for a very long time. If you look at historic artwork, you'll find many nude drawings and paintings. These are considered life drawings.

Since the human body represents the most complex of creations, drawing is considered as one of the most difficult artistic challenges that an artist must face. Many artists perceive figure drawing as an endless effort with limitless possibility for improvement, learning, and diversity. The range of detail in a life drawing can very immensely. They can range from highly detailed and anatomically proportional drawings to loose and expressive sketches to gesture drawings, which show the simple form, action and pose in a short amount of time.
During an Art League Life Model drawing session, there will be a model, male or female, most often time nude, surrounded by artists. The model will be posing for different durations. From shortest to longest. The poses can vary from 2 minutes to 10 minutes, then followed by a long pose of 20 to 30 minutes. The exact time and number of poses can vary from session to session. The shorter poses are meant to loosen you up, make you more comfortable with your lines and warm up. During the short poses, many artists do gesture drawings. Gesture drawings are meant for more difficult poses that the model can not hold for a long period of time. These are great for more advanced artists, but might seem a bit intimidating for beginners. That is okay, remember this is only for you!

Some popular mediums used during life drawings are charcoal, graphite. pen, ink and pastels. For the longer poses, some may use painting mediums like acrylics or oil, or, go back after the session and add in additional media. Feel free to bring and use whatever you desire.


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Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: All Levels are Welcome
Materials Included: No Materials are included in this session. Students Should Bring Whatever Materials they wish to use.
Requirements: QUESTIONS?:
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Instructor: Model: Callie
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