Weekdays: 10am-4pm
Weekends: 11am-4pm


Gain a deeper understanding of drawing the figure through a 1 day creative workshop that equips you to tackle this challenging and rich subject.

Your teacher Nathalie will support you to see things from a different perspective as you learn to use your observational skills to break-down the figure to its basic gesture & shapes. Further hone-in on some clear building blocks and equip yourself with ways in which to study, analyse & investigate the form; completing the day with a chance to put it all into practice using your newly aquired skills with an afternoon of focus on a clothed model.


In this workshop you will cover:

  • Introduction to the Human Form

  • Gesture - Capturing Movement & Expression

  • Mass - Capturing the Form with Shapes

  • Form - Working up the Figure including rendering

  • Using negative space & gesture to map the figure

  • An introduction to expression, texture and rendering

  • Practical application of your skills to work from a clothed life model


Please bring along:

  • Drawing Pencils: Set of pencils in varying grades, from 2B - 6B.

  • Conté / Charcoal Pencils / Woodless Charcoal Pencils (soft, medium & hard/ black & white)

  • Willow charcoal of varying thinckness

  • Kneadable Eraser & Regular Eraser / Mechanical Erase

  • Masking Tape / Bulldog Clips

  • Stanley Knife or Craft Blade (used for sharpening)

Optional materials include:

  • A small hand mirror, for checking your work as you proceed.

  • Sandpaper for getting flat edge / point on your compressed charcoal.

  • Pencil extender (aid in big, loose, brushstroke mark-making)

  • Ruler 16” Wooden Ruler - preferred - (available through Officeworks or like)

All other materials will be provided.

Drawing the Figure

Sunday 21 Jan 2024, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Non-Member Price:

$ 150.00

Members Price:

$ 150.00

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Artist & Tutor
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Nathalie Anne
Nathalie Anne is a creative who is passionate about painting, drawing and sculpting whose practice observes clear, visual expression of beauty expressed in both Line or Form. Nathalie is a friendly and supportive teacher who runs both a beginner watercolour class & our weekly life drawing sessions here at VAS Gallery. 

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