Life drawing is a passion of mine. It’s like meditation: the discipline of drawing coupled with the silence of concentration, in a room that’s curtained off from the outside world. Many people say it’s too hard: others even find it confronting. But once you start, you’ll wonder why you never thought of doing it before. It will tell you so much about yourself and about human bodies, so that our society’s crazy obsession with body image will appear as preposterous as trying to put apes on a diet or squeeze them into corsets. And as we are apes, that idea is not so crazy after all.
I run tutored and non tutored life drawing sessions in various parts of Adelaide according to demand. This is my current schedule: please contact me using the form below to enrol in a class or for more details.
I occasionally run Life Drawing classes at Pepper St Arts Centre on Tuesday afternoons, to give people the confidence to be able to attend regular life drawing sessions. I set a series of exercises designed to relax and free up the ‘right brain’, using the same methods that I employ in the Drawing for the Terrified classes that I run at Pepper St and elsewhere. The next course will focus on human anatomy– studying the skeleton and muscles, and will run for 3 weeks from March 13 to 27. The cost is $90. Details are here, but please note we don’t start on March 6.
I run a regular weekly life drawing session at Norton Summit Community Centre on Thursdays from 10am – 12.30pm.
I also run a fortnightly life drawing group at Port Noarlunga Arts Centre on alternate Monday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30. It costs just $12 and includes coffee or tea. Please contact me here or via the Meetup group if you’re interested.
On the alternate Monday we meet for portraits. I give help to beginners when and if they ask for it, and I’m planning to run monthly day workshops for beginners according to demand.
This is the current schedule for Sunday workshops: schedule-for-PNAC-Sunday-drawing-workshops-2018-julia-wakefield