Provisional Summer  2019 Programme – Revised (Dates adjusted 16-04-19)

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

Summer 2019

 

An exciting term of life drawing awaits us.  The provisional programme outlines the kind of topics we regularly encounter. During the Easter break I will be planning the term using the suggestions you recently made.

Whatever the topics you are most welcome to draw in any material or style.  The focus of our attention is on our wonderful models.  I book two models each week, male and female, so there is always variety and choice for you to draw,

Looking forward to drawing again with you.

 

Derek   

5th April 2019          

 

Monday

9.30 am

Tuesday

1.00 pm

 Friday

7.00 pm

Provisional Summer Term Topics

 

29-Apr-19

30-Apr-19

03-May-19

 

 

06-May-19

07-May-19

10-May-19

 

 

13-May-19

14-May-19

17-May-19

 

1

20-May-19

21-May-19

24-May-19

Artistic Looking  Methods of drawing to get the image right. Demonstration.

2

27-May-19

28-May-19

31-May-19

Framed, Mirrored or Paired   Put two figures on a page and immediately suggest context and conversation

 (Bank Holiday—no class on Mon 27 May)

03-Jun-19

3

10-Jun-19

04-Jun-19

07-Jun-19

Twisting Turning and Contorted  Our models take up extreme poses.

 

4

17-Jun-19

11-Jun-19

14-Jun-19

Portrait    Every figure needs a half-decent head so today make a special effort with the portrait.  Demonstration

5

24-Jun-19

18-Jun-19

21-Jun-19

Longer Pose  Take your drawing beyond the first few inspirational marks.  Avoid starting again

6

01-Jul-19

25-Jun-19

28-Jun-19

Three Toned Ink and Brush    Begin with the lightest of ink mixes to sketch out the figure.   Corrections are made with ever darker ink mixes.

Demonstration.

7

08-Jul-19

02-Jul-19

 

Dancers  We try to create the ambience of a dance class .

8

15-Jul-19

09-Jul-19

 

On the Beach  Poses and props related to the seaside.

9

22-Jul-19

16-Jul-19

 

Busy Pages Sketchbook Ideas    Learn how to use your drawing skill away from the class by developing confidence with your sketchbook.   Demonstration.

10

29-Jul-19

23-Jul-19

 

Longer Pose  Use the extra time to overcome those recurring problems such as poor figure placing, big heads and short legs.

 

05-Aug-19

30-Jul-19

 

Summer Break

 

09-Sep-19

10-Sep-19

13-Sep-19

First classes of Autumn Term

 

Summer Term Payment

Choose a method to suit your circumstances:

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

·         Book of Five Vouchers:    £78.   No need to worry about when you can attend.  Each voucher is good for one class.  Use within twelve class weeks.  A popular choice, interchangeable across all the Buchan Street classes. 

·         In Advance Summer Term 2019 Mon/Tu (10 weeks) £124, Fri (6 weeks) £74.  Reward your commitment!   You can pay by instalments - write two cheques (£62 / £62) one post-dated 4th June 2019.  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, or full term £198 (124+74).

 

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

Materials List for Summer Term classes
Charcoal, putty eraser, brush, watercolour set or watercolour pencils, pen, ink, coloured paper.  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.