Life Drawing in Oxfordshire

Professional life drawing classes for all levels in Blewbury, Oxfordshire. Tutored by experienced artist Charlotte Houlihan. Materials provided.

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Life Class

Drawing is a means of communicating your ideas and sharing your observations. Whether you are a professional artist or a beginner, life drawing is like exercise for your eyes, and everyone can benefit from it.

During the Life Class you'll tackle a series of liberating exercises, designed to free you up and be honest about what you see. From blind drawing to negative spaces. You'll get to experiment with a range of materials, draw with chalk on sticks, practice measured drawing, tackle moving poses and find the model amongst a jumble of furniture.

Each week the group is given an exercise, but the critique is always individually focused, with no ‘right’, ‘wrong’ or ‘expected’ outcome, but rather a goal of individual development and original expression. So that beginners and practising artists alike are equally challenged and supported. The outcome being a continuous maturing of skill and confidence, in a relaxing and supportive environment.

We break for cups of tea and biscuits. I aim to end each session with some longer poses so that you have time to do your own thing and put what you've learnt into practice.


So you are free to experiment I provide basic materials for you to help yourself to. Including charcoal, conté, pastels, ink, wash, white paint, pencils, rubbers, brushes and so on. There are boards, easels and donkeys for you to use. As well as masking tape, clips, jam jars and dishes (which make great paint pallets). Newsprint and cartridge papers can be purchased at cost (just pop some coins in the tin). In addition to these you are welcome to bring along any of your own materials such as paints, canvases, and sketch books.


Summer Term 2019

Dates: Nine weeks. Fridays, 24th May - 19th July
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Location: The Clubhouse, Boham's Road, Blewbury OX11 9HF
Materials: Drawing materials provided, paper sold at cost. Feel free to bring your own too.
Cost: £239 (Please pay to confirm your space.)

The summer term is now fully booked. If you would like to join the waiting list for the Autumn term and to find out about any additional classes please sign up below.


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