The Life Drawing Class at Visions School of Art is now open to new students.
The Life Drawing Class will consist of drawing from a model under instruction from the tutor, using various media, for example pencil, graphite, charcoal, etc. The classes are suitable for anyone, because, as is always my approach to teaching, your learning will be based on where you are at when you come into the class, and not on anyone else's standards or expectations.
Primarily, the class will be about getting familiar with various aspects of figure-drawing and drawing in general. Life Drawing is an extremely rewarding and essential part of developing artistic skills; depicting the human form is a primary impulse, and many students learn to draw whilst enjoying the process fully, because of their basic interest in the subject, ie. the figure.
The class will cost €10 for the first one, as an introductory offer. If, at the end of the first session you would like to continue with the lessons, you can sign up for a term of 6 weeks for €90, or you can choose to attend more sporadically, paying €18 to drop in whenever you wish during the term.
Please RSVP here if you are definite that you would like to attend - this helps me with getting an idea of numbers. If you are attending the class, please try to come 10 - 15 minutes early to pay fees and get settled in before the class begins.
Notes and Materials:
• Finding the Lantern Centre and Parking:
Please try to turn up to classes 15 minutes early, as The Lantern Centre does not have regular staff to guide you in, and is a bit hard to find your way into; also, please try to bring a mobile phone with you in case you can't find your way and you need to call me. If you can't find your way on the day, please call me on my mobile [masked]).
Once you turn off of Harrington St. onto Synge St, the Lantern Centre is on the grounds of the church to your left. Continue down Synge St. past the church, until you reach a large gate on your left that leads to a car park. Enter into the car park and turn left to face the side of the building - there will be two doorways, one of which will say "The Lantern Centre" on it, on the left - please try to enter through the other doorway, which is over to your right as you face the side of the building, and which will be left ajar. Whichever door you enter into the building through, turn immediately to the right and follow the corridor to the very end - you may pass through a few rooms - just keep going. The last door in front of you is the door of the Zephyr room, which is marked, and this is the room for the class. I will put up a few signs within the building to guide you in, too.
If you are driving, please do not park in the car park in front of the doorways, but continue straight on through the first yard to the school yard beyond, which is available to you for parking on Saturdays. If you are attending classes on a week day, unfortunately you will have to find parking around the local area instead.
• For complete and utter beginners, please be warned that the model will be nude - I mention this to prevent anyone being surprised by this fact on the day.
• Please bring along drawing media such as pencils (grades 3B and 6B), graphite sticks (4B, 8B), charcoal (medium sticks). If you are bringing charcoal it is a good idea to bring fixitive which is specifically for charcoal and/or soft pastels (available in all art shops).
• It is very important to bring A3-size Cartridge paper (loose or in a pad), and I would highly recommend getting some rolls or A3 pads of newsprint for the quicker drawings, as it can be wasteful to use good cartridge paper for these. Bring masking tape and drawing clips (bull clips or other - again available in most Art shops) if you are using loose pages.