Life Drawing:

Introduction to life drawing from the model;

Drawing in charcoal, line, placement, proportions, scale, orientation, rotation, change of plane, emphasis, overlapping, foreshortening, visual perspective, edges, anatomy, function and form…

1 Lines using thin charcoal varying pressures –holding charcoal, stance, arms length, cone of vision.
2 Proportions of the skeleton height and width then half quarter three quarters
3 The egg
4 Sphere scale placement proportion straight directional lines weight balance spheres 5 Cylinder orientation
6 Cube placement, orientation and rotation
7 Change of plane after rotation decided
8 Form and the change of plane
9 Line, emphasis, overlapping, foreshortening, visual perspective
10 Line edges roundness sharpness
11 Light on the form properties of light and change of plane
12 Study of anatomy function and form
13 Drawing and seeing
14 Composition
15 One point of view multiple points of view



Robert Beverly Hale, Drawing lessons from the great masters. Dr Paul Richer and Robert Beverly Hale, Artistic Anatomy


Colour and Seeing

Practical instruction via watercolour


1 Colour wheels, spheres,
2 Hue value chroma, colour systems eg Munsell
3 Colour mixing: monochromatic, analogous, complementary, triadic, metamarism and ambient frequency
4 Seven colour contrasts and seeing colour
5 Colour of the light
6 Colour and form
7 Colour and the human form
8 Additive and subtractive colour mixing ryb rgb cymb
9 Coloured image as light source, coloured image as reflected light, photopic, scotopic 10 Atmospheric perspective and colour
11 Colour in nature
12 Colour and colour blindness



Itten; Johannes. The art of Colour
Albers; Josef. Interaction of Colour
Sargent; Walter. The enjoyment and use of Color Briggs; David.