Online Life Drawing for Beginners (MAY)

Want to try Life Drawing but don't know where to start? Well then you're in luck! Let us guide you in our introductory class. Includes a comprehensive Artist's Kit, joyous Tuition from 2 experienced HSA tutors PLUS a voucher to enjoy more Life Drawing sessions after this one!

Time & Location

01 May, 14:00 – 17:00 BST
Online Zoom Event

About the Event

Online Life Drawing for Adult Beginners - Learn the Basics & have Fun! (also suitable for improvers)

Please note: if you are purchasing this and you live outside the UK, please opt for the ticket which is £67.50 - this means we can afford to get your kit out to you with a reliable postage service.

Cut off date for ALL orders (unless you're local and can collect): Midnight, Tuesday 20th April - any orders placed after this date cannot be guaranteed to arrive on time.  ALL the kits will be sent out in one go.  Once we've received all the orders in, we will package and post them all out on Wednesday 21st.

Start off Spring 2021 on a joyfully creative foot!  If you've ever wondered about Life Drawing and wanted to give it a go but just never knew how to even start? Then we're the girls for you! 

We love Life Drawing at the HSA, we really believe it to be the bedrock of nearly ALL artistic practice - if you can draw a human, you can pretty much draw anything!  We also know how daunting it can seem - you may have seen our Unguided Life Drawing sessions, with all the incredible models we've been drawing, but couldn't join in beause you didn't know how.  Well, we think it's time to give you the right tools!!

We've put our heads together and designed a spectacular workshop including: an Artists Starter Kit and a brilliantly inspiring two and a half hour class that will set you off in very much the right direction. You'll be getting the benefit of 2 of the HSA's experienced and enthusiastic Life Drawing tutors -  Jo Harris & Holly Surplice. Both tutors have their own differing strengths which compliment each other brilliantly and you'll be getting the benefit of this fantastic, creative ying and yang. The class has been put together so that in the first half you'll be getting a crash course in all the juicy tips, tricks and know-how of getting the figure down on the page confidently.  This will be followed by the second half, filled with colour, movement and artistic freedom!

Your Artist's Kit will be posted to you (or collection can be arranged) in plenty of time for your session and will include some of our favourite, quallity drawing materials.  As if that wasn't enough, we're including a code (worth £10) which entitles you to come and join in on one of our glorious and hugley popular Online Unguided Life Drawing sessions, after you've found your feet with us. 

Price £55, includes: A hugely fun, inspring and information-packed 2.5hr online group Life Drawing class, with TWO experienced, working artists and tutors; A fantastic, comprehensive, drawing kit filled with quality, carefully chosen, creative materials (including a sketchbook!) to get you started on the right track; AND a voucher to enjoy a free Online Unguided Life Drawing session (worth £10) AND free P&P!

UK postage is included in the price. If you are requiring postage to outside Europe please contact us first so that we can confirm if this is possible or not. 

What to expect:

On the day, you'll log onto Zoom using the link that will be emailed to you. You'll then get to enjoy two and a half whole hours of fantastic creative learning, online, with other Life Drawing newbies, just like you. It's always a fun and relaxed atmosphere and a real feeling of all being in it together!

For the first hour, Jo will give you a concise introduction on how to get to grips with the basics of drawing the figure - how to plot it on the page, how to loosen up and how to render all the right shapes in proportion. You'll be viewing Jo's working example and then drawing from a LIVE  female Life Model. Jo will do her best to demistify the art of drawing the figure and give you plenty of tips and tricks along the way from her vault of extensive life-drawing knowledge!

Then there will be a break where you can catch your breath, have a chat, (have a kitkat) before setting off on the second glorious part of this session, where Holly will re-energise you with a different take on Life Drawing, observing movement and using colour! In this section of the class, you'll get a chance to break out of the confines of convention and have a look at how to use different materials to make interesting and descriptive marks on the page.  This half is all about fun, exploration and using your instincts to draw the model!

What else will you need?

We would like to encourage you to work with nice fluid drawing movements which is much easier to do on a larger scale. Please could you equip yourself with some large sheets of cartridge paper, or preferably a sketchbook of size A3 or above - this needn't be expensive and can be bought from most online Art Suppliers (click on the links below for their website):

Jacksons

Cass Arts

Amazon

Please note, if you're using loose sheets of A3, you'll need a drawing board - this can be the back of a tray, a large piece of strong cardboard or anything hard you can lean your A3 sheet of paper on.  The sketchbooks we provide will be A5 and only suitable for future drawing and not for this particular session.

When: Sat 1st May 2021, 2pm start (UK time)

Duration: 3 hours

Designed for adults - suitable for 16-18 at the parent's discretion. If you have a teen working towards Art A-levels or Portfolio then this would be a great introduction for them also. Please contact us if you are booking for someone in this position.

If you have to miss a session:

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to an extremely small admin team, the time it takes up and the financial difficulty it causes the HSA, we are unable to offer refunds or replacements for orders made in error or a changed mind. Please make sure you check the date BEFORE placing the order.

We are unable to offer refunds or replacements for forgotten/missed sessions which are the responsibility of the purchaser.

In the extremely rare case where a refund is issued there will be a £10 service charge taken for our time and the payment/booking charges we have incurred.

IF IT'S OUR FAULT:

If you're unable to attend the session through a mishap/error on our part, we will make sure you are provided with a link to the recording (if one is made) that will be uploaded to our website after the session has run - or a voucher to attend any forthcoming sessions of the same type - alternatively we will issue a refund - please let us know if that's the case.

The income from the events is used to pay for our brilliant tutors, models & photographers, the rent on our studio and of course to pay the salaries of the hard working folk behind the scenes who put all our workshops and events on.

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