Autumn 2018 Programme

At Buchan Street since 1994

Mondays 9.30am – 12.15pm

Tuesdays 1.00 – 3.30pm

Fridays 7.00 – 9.30pm

Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Buchan Street, Cambridge CB4 2XF

Life Drawing
with Derek Batty

Autumn 2018

 

Look again!  Make corrections!  This is my theme for the term.  Gradually refine your drawing by applying artistic methods of looking.   In doing so you should be quite restrained with your initial marks: drawing lightly so that later heavier marks will be the ones we notice.  In this way you never have to destroy your drawing with the eraser.  The drawing then is everything you put down.  This is drawing as an artistic journey.  You discover the type of picture you are capable of and use your artistic judgment to influence the end result.

 

Always remembering that the basis of the class is to provide a creative setting for our wonderful models.  You are most welcome to follow your own programme and use the materials and methods you prefer.

 

So more great life drawing coming soon with models in interesting poses as ever to awaken your artistic talent.

 

Looking forward to drawing again with you.

 

Derek   

2nd September 2018          

 

Monday9.30 am

Tuesday1.00 pm

 Friday 7.00 pm

Topics

1

10-Sep-18

11-Sep-18

14-Sep-18

Rotating poses.  In the quick sketches three one-minute poses are repeated three times, more or less.  Make a start on each, in turn, on the same sheet of paper, and gradually refine your sketches throughout the rotation 

Demonstration

2

17-Sep-18

18-Sep-18

21-Sep-18

Animators Action  Stop-action poses in three phases: anticipation, action and follow through.

3

24-Sep-18

25-Sep-18

28-Sep-18

Analytical Drawing  Look again and be ready to refine and correct your first attempt.  Use negative space, verticals and horizontals and artist measurement.

Demonstration

4

01-Oct-18

02-Oct-18

05-Oct-18

Get it All In   Fit the figure into the frame of the page.  Develop your ability to visualize how the subject is contained by the paper.  Use a viewfinder, or viewfingers, to help you and be ready to correct.

5

08-Oct-18

09-Oct-18

12-Oct-18

Portrait and Profile    When the head is your subject you should begin with the eyes and link each of the features in turn.  In the case of a profile use a vertical to gauge the relative projection of the features.

Demonstration

6

15-Oct-18

16-Oct-18

19-Oct-18

The Slade School Longer Pose   You are to draw the figure twice on one page.  You must ensure that the first figure is placed off-centre so that there is space for the second version.

HT

22-Oct-18

23-Oct-18

26-Oct-18

Half Term—No class

7

29-Oct-18

30-Oct-18

02-Nov-18

Drawing from Vienna: Schiele and Klimt.  Get ready for the exhibition of drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna at the Royal Academy. (4th November – 3rd February)

Demonstration

8

05-Nov-18

06-Nov-18

09-Nov-18

Multiple Blind Contour   Make several attempts at the outline, each one seen afresh, on top of and independent of the earlier version.  Give the viewer the challenge and delight of interpreting the puzzle.

9

12-Nov-18

13-Nov-18

16-Nov-18

With Three Colours    Some colour combinations work particularly well:  Watteau for example used red, brown, black and white on coloured paper.  I like burnt sienna, blue and yellow. Which three-colour combination works best for you?

Demonstration

10

19-Nov-18

20-Nov-18

23-Nov-18

Details, sections, up close or abstracted.  Make life easier for yourself by selecting a small section of the scene. Make this as large as possible on the paper.  Your picture could appear abstract, or you could take another piece of paper and draw the next section making a really huge picture.

11

26-Nov-18

27-Nov-18

30-Nov-18

White on Black   Use white materials on black paper.  White conté for example, or a white correction pen (let me get it working for you) or white pencils.

Demonstration

12

03-Dec-18

04-Dec-18

07-Dec-18

Lying Down or Standing Up   Longer pose.  With these types of poses proportion becomes quite important.  Once you have made a start with your figure take time to correct the usual problems of over large heads, short legs and long bodies.

 

10-Dec-18

11-Dec-18

14-Dec-18

Christmas  Break

 

07-Jan-19

08-Jan-19

11-Jan-19

First class of Spring Term

Autumn Term Payment

Choose a method to suit your circumstances:

·       On the day for maximum flexibility:  £18.00 per class.

·       Five Class Vouchers:    £78   No need to worry about when you can attend.  Each voucher is good for one class.  Valid for 12 class weeks across terms.  A popular choice, interchangeable across all the Buchan Street classes.

·       Autumn Term 2018 (12 weeks) £148  Reward your commitment!   You can pay by instalments - write two cheques (£74 / £74) one post-dated 29th Oct 2018.  Cheques should be made payable to Derek Batty.  Make up missed classes at other times during the term.

 

Special offer: attend twice in one week and get the second class at half-price, for example, half a voucher.

 

Internet Banking:  You can make a payment over the internet using the details in the printed programme.  Alternatively you could pay now via Paypal using my email as account locator.

Materials List for Autumn Term classes
Conté set (earth red, black and white).   Pen, ink. Lidded jar filled with water or Pentel Aqua Brush.  Sketchbook (A4 or A5), pencils, clear 30cm ruler, bag for everything. No fixative please.  Some basic materials are available for you to buy in the class including those specified in the programme.  Other materials are provided for you to try out. So no need to worry about bringing in the right things! 

 

Models tip:  voluntary donation at the end of the class - suggested amount 80p.  

 

Facebook Group  Link up with others connected with the classes.  Search for the Facebook group Cambridge Life Drawing and send a request to join.