Taster Days - The Figure

One intensive day of inspiration (all materials provided)

Tutor Katie Sollohub

A series of stand alone workshops tutored by Katie Sollohub, or they could be seen as a chance to build a project around observation of the figure. If you book all 5 of Katie's sessions you get a £50 discount on the total cost. These workshops are more than your average portrait or life drawing class, these sessions will keep you (and sometimes the model) on your toes - taking a line for a walk, multi views, sculpting the form, drawing with your eyes shut, the moving figure - and other exercises. Whether working in charcoal or paint, the emphasis will be on keeping an image lively and expressive, capturing a sense of the pose, a glance, a particular turn of the head. You will be given exercises and ways of looking, to encourage an experimental approach to a timeless subject. Working from long and short poses, making the most of the amazing models we have the pleasure to work with.

Course Dates: 24th Jan 2018 (Wednesday)

Using charcoal as the primary medium, from both short and long poses, you will be encouraged to look differently and experiment with marks and materials, in order to explore the head as a form. Charcoal is so immediate and tactile, The studies that emerge will be very direct responses to observing the head, whether by taking a line for a walk or sculpting form out of charcoal dust. Almost as if you were able to touch the model’s head as you draw, but just with your eyes.

 

 

Event Date 24-Jan-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 24-Jan-2018 4:30 am
Capacity 12
Available places 11
Individual Price £75.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub
£75.00 11

Course Dates: 2nd Feb 2018 (Friday)

Painting the head is more than just about getting a likeness. It is about form, and expression, the direction of the mark, overlapping layers, the flesh like quality of paint being pushed and pulled around the form. It is about the gaze, the character of the pose, the turn of the head, the angle of the neck, the light. Making quick studies as well as some longer ones, you will be experimenting with marks and materials, as well as observing the model, throughout the day to make a series of vibrant responses to the subject..

 

 

Event Date 02-Feb-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 02-Feb-2018 4:30 am
Capacity 12
Available places 11
Individual Price £75.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub
£75.00 11

Course Dates: 2nd March 2018 (Friday)

A clothed model, in costume, will be the inspiration for this session - the movement and fall of cloth, pleats and twists, the way fabrics can follow the form, accentuate, or exaggerate, the way the figure can be veiled, or revealed as the model moves. How can a drawing capture these sensations, the equivalent marks, the touch, the caress of charcoal, the sweep of the hand moving across the paper..

 

 

Event Date 02-Mar-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 02-Mar-2018 4:30 am
Capacity 12
Available places 9
Individual Price £75.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub
£75.00 9

Course Dates: 2nd May 2018 (Wednesday)

The tradition of drawing the nude figure is an age old one. These sessions will breathe new life into it. From a series of quick dynamic poses, you will be making fast, fresh drawings, inspired by the energy of the model. With longer poses, the experiments with materials will be more challenging, to get you to think beyond the normal constraints, beyond the outline, in order to keep the drawings fresh. Working blind, charcoal on sticks, drawing with ink, to name but a few alternative approaches.

 

 

Event Date 02-May-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 02-May-2018 4:30 am
Capacity 12
Available places 11
Individual Price £75.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub
£75.00 11

Course Dates: 11th May 2018 (Friday)

As with the life drawing day this session will aim to keep both you, and the model, on your toes! A lot of the drawing exercises can be translated into paint - taking a line for a walk, rubbing out and reworking,  mark making in response to the figure - but add to this the viscous, luscious, liquid, luminous, layering qualities of the paint, as well as colour, and we have a whole new and exciting arena to play in. This session will be about making studies, not prolonged paintings.

Event Date 11-May-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 11-May-2018 4:30 am
Capacity 12
Available places 11
Individual Price £75.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub
£75.00 11