Course overview

Ever wished that you had the skill to add figures to your artwork? Not quite ready to attend a life drawing class? This short course is an ideal introduction to the basics of figure drawing. Our experienced and supportive tutor will lead you through exercises covering proportion, posture, character and clothing. It will give you the confidence to create characters to include in your own paintings and feel able to tackle figure drawing from life. We will not be working from a life model. A great short course to get you started with figure drawing.

Course description

Adding figures to a drawing or painting can add life, movement and help you to create more dynamic artwork. This short online course is designed to give you the guidelines you need to create successful figure drawings feeling confident that you’ve got the proportions correct. You will also spend time considering how the posture of your characters can be used to help convey the mood or message of the painting. We’ll explore ways to give your figures character and how clothing will hang depending on the posture or pose of your figures. The tutor will give you useful guides and exercises to help you to understand and will be there to support and encourage you. Some basic art materials such as a pencil and paper will be required, and a suggested materials list will be available to view on Canvas prior to the start of the course. Suitable for beginners to figure drawing.

By the end of the course, you will be able to add figures to a painting and if you wish to further your learning by attending a life drawing class, you will have the foundational skills in place to proceed with confidence.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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