There is a different emphasis on different days.
Life Drawing Monday and Tuesday
Hours 9.15am- 12pm (morning class) and 12.45 pm -3.30 pm ( afternoon class).
On Monday, poses range from a few minutes to half day and full day. Students concentrate on their figure drawing and develop an understanding of human anatomy. As well as a systematic analysis of anatomy from the live model, students explore line and tone, in the process training their visual memory. Tutor Keith Dewell
On Tuesday, the model holds short poses, ranging from five minutes to half an hour.Tutor Andrew Paviour
The aim, with continued attendance, is for students to gain a sound knowledge of anatomy in order to depict the figure in an expressive, dynamic fashion.
Wednesday and Thursday
Wednesday and Thursday: 9:15am – 12:00pm (morning class) and 12:45pm – 3:30pm (afternoon class). On Wednesdays, there is a different pose in morning and the afternoon for either drawing or quick oil sketches.
Tutor on Wednesday- Isabelle Chouinard, and from week 7 Colleen Stapleton
The focus of this class on Wednesdays will be on colour perception and the concepts of light, form and movement found in the human form. In drawing, and painting in oil, the students will learn different conceptual exercises to improve their visual understanding and skills.
Pose lengths will vary from 1 to 5 days.
A basic level of experience is recommended for this class.
Thursday – Tutor Frank Giacco. Term 1 will focus on the features of the face, Term 2, starts on Anzac Day, with a ten week morning pose and a different ten week afternoon pose, both standing nude poses.
First week: drawing only, revising anatomy and form.
Second week: tonal underpainting followed by full colour.
Models hold both short and long poses, progressing to maintaining the same pose for up to 3 to 5 weeks. Shorter poses enable students to build their skills with increased practice.
Thursday’s classes range from concentrating on individual features to extended poses over several weeks.
Friday and Saturday
Friday: 9:15am – 3:30pm. Tutor Chris Browne, all day class with lunch between 12:00pm and 12:45pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 12:45pm (morning class) and 1:30pm – 4:15pm (afternoon class). Tutor Sally Ryan.
The model holds the same pose for the 10 week term on Fridays and 5 to 10 weeks on Saturdays.
Fridays: Students explore drawing and flesh-painting styles in oil, from laying- in to final glazing, as well as matching tones, mixing colours and paint application .
Some prior drawing experience is advisable.
In this class the model will be clothed or partially draped. Students will practice painting the portrait or figure with a focus on colour, design and composition. Through this process there will be the opportunity to explore storytelling and to further develop techniques for representing a range of fabrics and surfaces. Figure drawing experience at JAAS is recommended.
Students may enroll from one class per week (Friday Life class excepted-this is an all day class) to 10 classes per week (full time).
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