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  • Bristol | Evening Masterclasses | Figure Drawing - Tom  Greenwood

    Bristol | Evening Masterclasses | Figure Drawing

    Tom Greenwood

    Multiple Dates | 6.00-9.00pm | Max 8


    Study long-pose figure drawing in pencil or charcoal and experience the practice and methods of a professional atelier art studio in this five to ten week course.

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    Course information

    We teach a clear and simple approach to developing an accurate, naturalistic figure drawing using the 'Sight-Size' technique. Students can expect the same high quality of teaching found on our full time courses.  

    Working from the model in a sustained pose over 5 to 10 weeks, learn the fundamentals of the 'Sight-Size’ technique in the context of line and mass drawing.

    The teaching structure is the same as the weekday full time course. Given the unique advantage of retaining the same spot every week, students are enabled in experiencing the value of studying a prolonged pose. The curriculum criteria follows the full time course and students are given continual critiques and feedback about improvements to take into the next pose or further work outside the school.

    The course will address

    • Learning accurate measurement, using sight-size and comparative measurements
    • Contour drawing
    • Use of tonal value in order to create the impression of form and light
    • Correct use of medium 


    Working from the live model for 3 hours an evening, one evening a week for up to ten weeks, under professional photographic lights allows for careful, unchanging observation of the figure. Limited to 8 students, this is a wonderful opportunity for close instruction under a professional tutor. You will be studying in LARA's Bristol studio.


    HB pencil, charcoal, canson paper and putty rubber, items can be purchased at the LARA shop. 

    End result 

    Each student leaves with a carefully observed figure drawing in either pencil or charcoal. In addition to the completed works, each student will receive tailored advice for further study, specific areas to work on, as well as learning methods and techniques to use on future drawings and correct use of materials.

    Choose to study for five weeks, eight weeks or ten weeks. Please note there is a break of one Tuesday half way through, when there will be no evening class.

    Occasionally, it is possible to join this evening masterclass part way through. Please call the school to find out whether this is available.  

    No prior experience needed.


    5 Consecutive Tuesdays starting either first half or second half of pose - £215  

    8 Tuesdays – Flexible throughout the 10 weeks - £320       

    10 Tuesdays - £375