Prospectus Autumn 2024

Pathways to learning

If you are unsure about where to begin, start with life drawing. Drawing is an essential tool, more for training the eye rather than to produce finished drawings. We find many artists will practise observational drawing, particularly of the human figure, as a core discipline throughout their careers. So if you don’t know where to begin start with drawing.

We recommend attending our Introduction to Life Drawing on Monday evenings as an ideal starting point for absolute beginners.

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Introduction to Life Drawing

Our Tutored Groups for Autumn 2024

MONDAY EVENINGS – AN INTRODUCTION TO LIFE DRAWING

Mondays ~ 7.00pm-9.00pm (in-studio)
Full 12 week course £270 / 6 weeks £150 / Single drop-in sessions £25
9th September – 9th December 2024.
Half Term 21st & 28th October (two weeks).

Working from the nude model we explore a variety of drawing methods and you will discover what works for you. We have a demonstration early on in the evening which will introduce a technique or key concept. For beginners this can form the structure for progressive learning, for the more experienced it’s always good to be reminded or just to dust down old skills. If you’re a complete beginner we recommend joining for the full twelve weeks.

Tutor: Audrey Fattouche

More info and sign up here


MONDAYS – PAINTING IN OILS with CLARE HAWARD

Mondays – 12 weeks (in-studio)
Full day 10.00am-4.00pm / £720
9th September – 9th December 2024.
No class 16th September. Half Term 28th October (one week).

  • Learn to paint directly in oil paint
  • Unpack the secrets of great composition
  • Explore colour and how to mix it
  • Work from still life and the human figure
  • Become expert in studio practice
  • Get close support from experts

More info and booking here


WEDNESDAYS – PORTRAITURE with ALEX TZAVARAS

Wednesdays Intermediate ~ 12 week course (in-studio)
7.00pm- 9.30pm / £495
11th September – 11th December 2024.
Half Term 23rd & 30th October (two weeks).

Alex Tzavaras is one of the most compelling portrait artists working today. He unerringly gets a likeness and always works with precision and style. Whilst he is exceptionally talented he does follow a very clear set of steps in order to arrive at his finished images. Unlike many artists who get great results without really knowing how, Alex is explicit; he can show you how he paints and explain why it works.

More info and booking here


THURSDAY MORNINGS – THE PRINCIPLES OF LANDSCAPE

Tutor: David Sawyer

Thursday mornings ~  6 weeks (on-site)
10.00am- 1.00pm / £300
7th November – 12th December 2024.

Join us for an exhilarating six-week journey into the art of landscape painting, led by the renowned plein aire artist David Sawyer. Using our studio as a base, this course will immerse you in the process of making landscape art, enriched by David’s extensive knowledge and deep enthusiasm.

Read more about it and sign up here

 


Our Untutored Drop-in Groups for Autumn 2024

SATURDAY MORNING LIFE DRAWING & PAINTING

Saturday ~ 10.00am-1.00pm (in-studio & online)
Open drop-in sessions £15 – £25

We have a life model in a single pose for three hours. Usually the same pose is repeated the following week so that you can give six hours to your work, remember to book the same position for both weeks – we also offer unallocated positions.
We break for 5 minutes for the model every 25 minutes and then for twenty minutes at 11.30 to have a cup of coffee and a biscuit (small charge).

The session is not formally tutored although all of our sessions are run by artists and advice is always available, just ask – otherwise you will be left to get on by yourself.

Further info and booking here


SATURDAY AFTERNOON LIFE DRAWING & PAINTING

Saturday ~ 2.00pm-5.00pm (in-studio)
Open drop-in sessions £20 – £25

We will have a life model in the same pose for three hours in the afternoon, usually for two consecutive weeks.
This is an untutored session run by a professional painter who will always be happy to give advice.
Remember to book the same position for both weeks – we also offer unallocated positions.

More information and booking here


TUESDAY EVENINGS FREYA’S FAST POSES – CREATIVE DRAWING

Tuesdays ~ 7.00pm-8.30pm (in-studio & online)
Open drop-in sessions £8* – £15

This session is run by Freya Tate, a wonderful artist with a sharp eye and a playful line. The session is life model focused but Freya will discuss the works of particular artists and introduce chaotic elements to challenge you and move your drawing on to higher levels. You can see more of Freya’s work here @freyatateify

Further info and booking here

*£5 if you are a student. Email us at info@dulwichartgroup.co.uk, convince us you’re a student and get your discount code.


WEDNESDAY MORNING LIFE DRAWING & PAINTING LONG POSE

Wednesday ~ 10.00am-1.00pm (in-studio & online)
Open drop-in sessions £15 – £25

We have a life model in a single pose for three hours. Usually the same pose is repeated the following week so that you can give six hours to your work, remember to book the same position for both weeks – we also offer unallocated positions.
Our studio is purpose built and well equipped with easels, drawing boards, clips and so on.

More info and booking here


WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON PORTRAITURE

Wednesday ~ 2.00pm-5.00pm (in-studio & online)
Open drop-in sessions £15 – £25

Paint a clothed model with a focus on the portrait, we usually have the same model for two weeks so make sure to book the same position for both weeks if you plan on coming back – we also offer unallocated positions.. The model will at times be engaged in conversation in order to bring some animation to the face.

Further information and booking here


THURSDAY EVENINGS – LONG POSE LIFE DRAWING & PAINTING

Thursdays ~ 7.00pm-9.00pm (in-studio)
Drop-in sessions £15

We have a nude model for two hours in a single pose to give you time to complete a finished drawing or to paint the figure. You are welcome to draw or paint in oils or wet media.

More info and sign up here