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Drawing the figure



In this workshop you will be studying the construction of the body and how the appearance changes depending on the angle (perspective), lighting, body type and age.

Firstly you will look at the basic proportion of the head in comparison to the body, concentrating on the basic skeletal shape, then adding muscle and fat to see how this affects what we see and how to draw it. The last 2 hours you will be working with a life model so we can see on a real body the muscle groups and structure we have studied earlier in the day.

You will be working in pencil and charcoal. 

Participants have the opportunity to exhibit in our end of year diversARTy exhibition at Eltham Library Gallery to celebrate their achievements with friends and family.


This course workshop is held at our Eltham centre - 739 Main Road

What to bring

6B pencil
Willow charcoal - thin/medium sticks
Kneadable eraser
10 sheets bulky newsprint paper

About the Tutor

A former artist-in-residence at Dunmoochin, Lisa is a past participant of the Nillumbik Artists Open Studios program, and has taken part in exhibitions locally and interstate, as well as being a finalist in several art prizes. She has been teaching at the community level for several years now, and has had much success with her teaching methods. 

Concession fees

A Concession fee of around 10% off is available to holders of Health Care Cards, Pension concession cards or Veterans Gold cards. 
If you are eligible, please select the concession fee when enrolling and click "calculate discount".
You may be asked to present your Health Care card, Pension concession card or Veterans Gold card for verification when attending a course or activity.    


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