Designed for those who love to draw the figure and wish to develop their expressive and observational skills. A female or male art model poses each week in a variety of poses. Pina guides students in developing spontaneous drawing skills, observation of gesture, strategies for perspective and techniques to create 3D tonal effects. Experiment with and learn to use a range of drawing media such as charcoal, pastels and more and learn creative, contemporary approaches to life drawing. Pina's class covers structural anatomy as it relates to life drawing and provides a strong foundation to drawing practice through visual analytical approaches.
This course is suitable for enthusiastic beginners, intermediate and advanced. A $50 model fee for the 9 week course is to be paid in cash to tutor on the first class of term. To see some of Pina's work visit www.pinabartolo.com Facebook Pina Bartolo Art.
Eckersley’s Art & Craft Receive a 10% discount off full-priced items at any Eckersley’s North Sydney store!* Visit www.eckersleys.com.au for your nearest store. *Discount applies on presentation of course receipt or materials list. Stores included are Eckersley’s Chatswood, North Sydney & St. Leonards.
What you will need to bring to this course: 2 large bulldog clips, butchers paper, eraser and compressed charcoal
A2 or A1 cartridge paper, willow charcoal, compressed charcoal, eraser, paper stump, 2 bulldog clips, white pastel and red pastel, graphite pencil. Please note this is a "basic" materials list. Other mediums may be introduced during the course. Students will be encouraged to experiment with mixed media and different papers, and that Pina will discuss these during the course.
Pina Bartolo's approach to her Life Drawing classes is that absolutely everyone can draw. ‘The human body, young or old, is fascinating in all its wonderful shapes. It has inspired artists for centuries’ she said. Pina’s classes offer the opportunity to connect with the mystery of the human condition, as well as produce expressive contemporary drawings. As Pina says ‘Life Drawing shows you how beautiful everyone is with their clothes off! Our skin fits us perfectly’. Pina is a practising artist and popular teacher. A passion for the human form is obvious in her own work. In her classes, Pina’s aim is to inspire, stimulate and support students in the development of their own potential. She guides beginners and challenges those with more experience. She has developed a range of resource materials with images of art works and descriptions of techniques that she shares with students. I want to offer students a multitude of approaches, not just my own, but those of other artists as well. I like to think my classes offer students the tools to navigate and interpret the landscape of the human body.’