Foundations of Life Drawing 1


First of two  1 day workshops focusing on the foundations of Life Drawing – emphasising the design of light on the body

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emphasising the design of light on the body

This one-day workshop will focus on the foundations of life drawing. With live demonstrations and reference to master works, students will learn to approach figure drawing in a manner that emphasises the design of light on the body. A simple and effective system of comparative measurement will be taught. This is particularly suitable to those students who wish to learn how they should approach the beginnings of a work that would be carried out over an extended period of time – either as a finished drawing or as the basis for a painting. There will also be ongoing reference to gesture, anatomy, form etc.

The day will involve a series of poses in the morning, during which students will get used to the approach. In the afternoon there will be one long pose, allowing time to apply what has been learned and take work to the next stage of refinement.


Ben Ryan is a classically trained artist who has studied at the Julian Ashton Art School and Florence Academy of Art. He has won and been shortlisted for a number of awards, and works as a commissioned portrait artist and a teacher of drawing and painting at several Sydney institutions. He describes himself as an impressionist, but with an insistence that solid draughtsmanship be at the core of everything he produces.


 Date: Saturday  14th November 2020, 10 – 4pm

Venue: d’AIRY CReATivE, 50 Bentick St, Bathurst

Tutor: Ben Ryan

Cost: $150


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