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Life Drawing (Evening)

Noel Thurgate
  • Term: Term One 2018
  • Start Date: 12 Feb 2018
  • End Date: 9 Apr 2018
  • Time: Mondays 6pm–9pm
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Teacher: Noel Thurgate
  • Level: All Levels
  • Age: All Ages
  • Location: National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

In this course you will work directly from the nude figure to explore and develop observational skills and perceptual awareness, and to understand the balance between observed figuration and abstract formal qualities. All fundamental drawing elements are considered, including compositional issues of the human form, space and structure. Special attention will be given to dynamic and gestural expression of the figure. Noel Thurgate will be mindful of each student’s abilities and understanding, allowing for a personal growth path to emerge with greater understanding and awareness of both formal and expressive qualities.

Noel Thurgate

Noel Thurgate is an artist with over 30 years’ experience in teaching drawing, including nine years as Head of Drawing at the National Art School. His work draws inspiration from the figure and the landscape, and his outdoor and studio drawings explore and develop the underlying abstract qualities found in nature. Exhibiting since 1975 in shows ranging from the Young Contemporaries, the Archibald Prize and the Kedumba Drawing Award to numerous solo exhibitions, his work is held in state, regional and institutional collections.

Bring what you may already have from your own drawing tools- such as:

  • Willow charcoal, compressed charcoal and a range of lead pencils
  • Hard eraser
  • 2 bulldog clips
  • 10 sheets of Newsprint (not newspaper) A1 or A2 size
  • Block of cartridge paper A1 or A2 size

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential