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Life Drawing with Colin Montefiore
July 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm| $100 - $120
A “life drawing” is a drawing of the human figure from observation of a live nude or partially nude model. The nude figure presents many technical problems – form, structure, foreshortening and so on – so is wonderful training. Stripped of the cultural baggage of clothing, the nude figure can express every aspect of humanity, from the heroic to the pathetic. So, when you attend a life drawing class, you are participating in a centuries-old artistic tradition.
There’s no need to feel shy or embarrassed at your life drawing class. The model poses tastefully, in the manner of classical art. You’ll find that you are soon so focused on the problems of drawing the body as a collection of lines or values that you’ll forget any awkwardness about nudity.
The class will commence with some quick warm-up sketches. Then we will do longer five to fifteen minute poses. You may find that you are unable to complete a drawing at first. You’ll soon learn how much detail you can include for different length poses.
Please bring your lunch a water bottle and snacks. If you have them, also bring water colors, brushes, charcoal, large paper, sketch pad, a knead-able eraser, and bulldog clips to hold your paper.
We have a male model scheduled for the morning and a female model scheduled for the afternoon.
The class will meet at Sealanes
If you’ve ever thought about doing life drawing this is your opportunity! Give it a go!
Much to his parents’ distress Colin began an art career early, drawing freely and often on the walls of his home as a child! Well-known West Australia artist Robert Juniper further helped develop this talent in a more constructive fashion where Colin attended his art classes.
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, free-spirited Colin travelled the world with just a backpack, sketchbook, trusty bicycle, keen sense of adventure and humour. Colin’s cartoons and caricatures from this period are now spread all over the world.
Colin currently lives in Albany surrounded by bushland with fantastic views. He is a member of the local art group, attending and teaching regular workshops and painting most nights in his home studio.
The unique landscapes of rural outback and coastal Australia are an integral part of his painting subject matter. The natural progression of cartooning, portraiture and landscape has seen Colin include the interaction of people with wildlife. Colin’s art reflects how humans co-exist with wildlife in Australia’s inhospitable and distinctive environment, sometimes with amusing results.
Colin’s ambition is to promote a positive relationship between the native wildlife of Australia and the human population, focusing on the massive impact humans have on our majestic land and it’s rare flora and fauna.