Life Drawing – Expressive Lines

A session for recent beginners and intermediate life drawers to grow your palette of observation skills and expressive mark making.

You can quickly spot the difference between the lines of someone who is focused on getting a drawing right, and the lines of someone who is fluent in their visual language. When you find your own ‘voice’ the quality of your lines and mark making becomes fluid. This workshop will take you through wet and dry media to discover possibilities for your aesthetic vocabulary.

My life drawing classes are always warm, engaging and rewarding. I provide an encouraging environment, so even if you are really sure you can’t draw you will be pleasantly surprised.

Session outline

  • Inspiration for expressive mark making
  • Techniques and tips
  • Demonstrations and practice with different media
  • Life drawing for two hours with a model


Saturday 23 November 2019, 1-4pm


$45  ($40 tuition plus $5 materials levy)

Please check the payment and cancellation policy

The Venue

Bunya House Arana Hills.When you complete the registration form below, I’ll send you the address and a map and respond to any questions you may have.

What should I bring?

Easels and drawing boards are provided.There are also some card tables for those who prefer to work flat. In this workshop, I will be providing some materials to experiment with, but please also bring your own regular materials and paper. Here’s a suggested list of drawing materials for those just starting out. I have some backup A2 paper which I sell at cost:.30c/sheet.


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