Life Drawing Workshop

Live draw a model at this figure drawing class


Kassandra Bossell
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

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5 hours 1 to 12 label $136 - $159 ($159 per student when you book for 1 student, $144 for 2 students, $136 for 3+ students)


Learn Life Drawing in Sydney.

Life drawing is a time-honoured way to learn to “see” as an artist and improve drawing ability. But one of the greatest challenges is learning how to combine your own expression with an appreciation of the model.

Come and join this full-day workshop to learn and practice how to draw the human nude from life, investigating form, line and expression through a variety of media and techniques.

You will receive teaching and support from a practicing artist, working with a professional life model to develop your drawing skills and better understand how to represent the human form in your artwork.

Ideal for…

This course is designed for all levels but some drawing experience will be an advantage.

Course content

  • Basic principles of drawing from life
  • Structure and form
  • Perspective in the figure
  • Use of tone to create volume
  • Schematic shading techniques
  • Tonal orchestration

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will have:

  • an understanding of proportions of the figure
  • skills in how to measure the proportion of the figure
  • experimented with a variety of approaches to the human form
  • learned how to develop personal expression

Course materials

Please purchase and bring to each class:

  • A2 size cartridge paper pad, minimum 40 sheets
  • Willow charcoal sticks: 1 x thin and 1 x thick
  • Square profile “compressed” charcoal: x 1
  • Graphite drawing pencils: 2B and 6B
  • White chalk pastel x 1
  • White eraser

Click link to download:

Life Drawing Workshop Materials List 98 kB pdf

Easels will be supplied.

Other information

  • You must be over 18 to attend this course.

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, Darling Street, Rozelle
  • Newtown Art Supplies, King Street, Newtown
  • Eckersley’s Art, 93 York Street, Sydney

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

 


Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS 1 day prior to the class

 



Aside from this class, Sydney Community College also has the following coming up:


Suitable for

This workshop is suitable for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon St Rozelle

Your teacher
Kassandra Bossell

Kassandra Bossell


Qualifications

  • Green Card, Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Puppetry for Film and TV, Sydney Film School
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training
  • Master Class in Puppet Making with Phillip Millar, Puppetry Festival, Blackheath
  • Short Course in Art Direction, Australian Film and Television and Radio School
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of Arts, major in sculpture
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, majors in English literature and German honours
  • Diploma of Art, East Sydney Technical College, ending in a transfer to Sydney College of the Arts, for completion

Experience

Since 2007, Kassandra Bossell has run her own business creating designs, props, models, sculpture, moulds and backdrops on a commissioned basis, for theatre, film, events, museums and festivals. She’s held many other positions including sculpture lecturer at the National Art School, and art teacher at Macquarie University, Chatswood Evening College, Manly Warringah Community College, and Pine St Community Centre.

Kassandra’s extensive experience also includes a five-year involvement as art workshop leader for the Mascon Festival, curator for the Sydney Community College art exhibition in 1997, and manager of The Laughing Museum in 1995.

Achievements

Kassandra’s work has involved sculpture, mould making and props in film, theatre, museums, production companies, events, festivals, puppetry and private commissions. Her creations have appeared in House of Wax, Stealth, Matrix 2, Matrix 3, Gene-X, and Star Wars. Kassandra’s first of many solo exhibitions was held in Germany in 1992.

Other achievements include creating large event-scaled sculptures right through to miniature model-scaled works for the Melbourne Museum, the Powerhouse Museum, Old Parliament House, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company, and Sydney International Airport.

Kassandra has also worked with several community-based organisations such as Sydney Community College, Greenpeace, Newtown Festival, Amnesty International, Bondi Pavilion, Mascon Festival, Woodford Festival and Mardi Gras.

Teaching Style

Kassandra is relaxed and open-minded about art and the teaching of it. She likes playing music during the classes and delivers structure to those who require it, and the green light to those who need space â€" so it’s about meeting the needs of each individual. Her aim is to establish an open community among her students. She is still learning, too.

Something Unique

Kassandra loves her job.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

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Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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