Describing the body: life drawing master class

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Saturday 2 May 2009

When: Saturday 2 May, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Where: VU City Flinders Campus, School of Creative Industries, Drawing Studio, Level 18, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Price: Financial Alumni members - $50
Non-financial Alumni - $60
Bookings: To secure your place, please download, fill in and return the Life Drawing Master Class booking form with payment. Bookings are essential.
Note: There is a maximum of 15 places available at this Master Class

This class features a concentrated study of the human figure, utilising a life model to draw upon conventional, classical and contemporary approaches to drawing from visual experience. The study focuses on the integrated structural aspects of figure drawing within a spatial and compositional context, but will not emphasise spatial context as in a Field or Marathon style workshop. Technical and expressive processes and perceptual issues will be addressed in relation to the conceptual purpose.

The class is suitable for participants with previous Life Drawing experience.

9.30am -10.00am Introduction
10.00am - 11.30am Preliminary drawings
11.30am - 11.45am Morning tea (provided)
11.45am - 1.00pm Drawing
1.00pm - 1.30pm Lunch break (own arrangements)
1.30pm - 3.00pm Drawing
3.00pm - 3.15pm Afternoon tea (provided)
3.15pm - 4.30pm Drawing and conclusion

Godwin Bradbeer is an Australian artist whose large scaled drawings figurative images are renown within the contemporary Australian art community. Bradbeer has held over 30 solo exhibitions since the late 1970s. In 2008 Bradbeer won the Dobell Drawing Prize and his survey exhibition ‘Godwin Bradbeer: The Metaphysical Body' toured 8 regional galleries in the eastern states of Australia.

His work is represented in many collections including the Australian National Gallery, The National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of N.S.W and the Art Gallery of South Australia, and many international public and private collections. Bradbeer is Head of Drawing in the School of Art at RMIT in Melbourne.

Materials you are required to bring:

  • 12 sheets of paper (minimum) for easel based drawing. Quality papers (eg: Arches, Fabriano, etc), cartridge, newsprint or brown paper are preferred. 2 or 3 sheets of paper may be prepared with an erasable ground or wash prior to class.
  • Willow charcoal (medium, thick), conte or compressed charcoal, black and white soft (dry) pastel, bulldog clips, masking tape, cloth, erasers.
  • A journal is recommended for notational drawing/writing.
  • Optional items include brushes, ink, paper knife.

Carolyn Cardinet 0409 307 879
Lance Lessels 0438 000 121


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2 May 2009