Life Drawing – Bold Compositions

Our last class for the year, and one that encourages a letting go of tentative strokes, floating figures, and guessing about how to anchor to the page.

In this session I will encourage you to move away from the safety of the space between four corners and engage you in playful flipping of space and shapes. For beginners and intermediate life drawers, it will grow your palette of observation skills while stretching your thinking about composition.

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 bold composition
  • Theory, techniques and tips
  • Demonstrations and practice
  • Playful ‘musical chair’ spaces for experimentation
  • Life drawing for two hours with a model


Saturday 14 December 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.


Please tell me if you are left or right handed(required)

What do you prefer?

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