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  • Evening Masterclasses | Figure Drawing - Jon Gidlow

    Evening Masterclasses | Figure Drawing

    Jon Gidlow

    TBC | 6:30 - 9:00 | Max 12


    Tuesday Evenings | Study long-pose figure drawing in pencil or charcoal and experience the practice and methods of a professional London Atelier art studio in this ten week evening 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 10 weeks, learn the fundamentals of the ’Sight Size’ technique in the context of line and mass drawing.

    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 from 2.5 hours every Tuesday evening under professional photographic lights allows for careful, unchanging observation of the figure. Limited to 12 students, this is a wonderful opportunity for close instruction under a professional tutor. The figure room is located within the main school of Lara, allowing for the use of the main facilities of the full time school.


    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.

    No prior experience needed.

    Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:00pm for 10 weeks