Autumn Programme fully revised. Your printed copy is available in class

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 Programme 2017

This all new Autumn programme offers variety and inspiration to both new and returning drawers.

It is a great to way to keep in touch with your creative skills. Our models can connect with our own artistic emotions, not necessarily making a faithful likeness - a body in a room - but working the figure into a personal expression.

The topics help to broaden your ability. They cover traditional techniques, artist examples and ways of using the figure. Our themes connect with two London exhibitions: in week three Matisse in the Studio at the Royal Academy and in week five, Degas from the Burrell Collection (Glasgow) at the National Gallery. The Matisse is good because there is a variety of pencil, charcoal and ink drawings to study. The Degas will prompt us to look at his use of outline in drawings, sometimes thick and fuzzy, impressionistic even.

However I always like to remind you that the focus of the class is on our models and you are most welcome to draw in any style or medium.

Looking forward to drawing again with you!

 

Derek   

20th August 2017      

 

Monday
9.30 am

Tuesday

1 pm

Friday

7 pm

Autumn Term Programme 2017

1

04-Sep-17

05-Sep-17

08-Sep-17

Quick Sketch: Shade and Line Use the side of a piece of charcoal to indicate the broad sweep of the figure. Then pick out one or two sharp lines to make the subject clear.

Demonstration

2

11-Sep-17

12-Sep-17

15-Sep-17

Erased! Tone the paper at the start and begin your drawing with the eraser. This method makes you more aware of the shapes around the figure, and the relative tones which create atmosphere and context.

Demonstration

3

18-Sep-17

19-Sep-17

22-Sep-17

The Matisse Effect Like last week use charcoal to overwork the drawing, then rub over the image and re-state it simply with a line. See for yourself at the Royal Academy exhibition, Matisse in the Studio, until 12th November.

4

25-Sep-17

26-Sep-17

29-Sep-17

Drawing for Painting: tone, planes and plane breaks. In traditional painting tone takes precedence over colour; so we must be especially concerned with judging lightness and darkness across the whole of the subject including background.

Demonstration

5

02-Oct-17

03-Oct-17

06-Oct-17

Sketching with Degas and Dancers How does Degas use line and shade in his drawing? In addition, be inspired by the dancer poses of our models. (There is a rare chance to see his drawings in London: Degas from the Burrell Collection, National Gallery, 20 Sep 7 May 2018)

6

09-Oct-17

10-Oct-17

13-Oct-17

Shading for Sculpture: form and feeling. Access your haptic sense and use cross-contour lines and shades to make your figures three-dimensional. (Haptic, pertaining to touch).

Demonstration

7

16-Oct-17

17-Oct-17

20-Oct-17

Longer Pose One pose but with a break for a few quick sketches. Will you emphasize the sculptural or the painterly?

HT

23-Oct-17

24-Oct-17

27-Oct-17

Half Term Break: no class

8

30-Oct-17

31-Oct-17

03-Nov-17

Portrait and Profile Give extra emphasis to the head, working from a point of reference, the eyes. With the profile use a vertical to be clear about the projection of the jaw in relation to the forehead.

Demonstration

9

06-Nov-17

07-Nov-17

10-Nov-17

In Close with Composition Use a viewfinder to select from a part of the figure and make a close-up study.

10

13-Nov-17

14-Nov-17

17-Nov-17

Egon Schiele Exaggerated Line Notice more about outline with this method: drawing without looking at the paper, observing the precise origin and direction of each line.

Demonstration

11

20-Nov-17

21-Nov-17

24-Nov-17

Sketchbook Ink Work on a smaller scale as you might do in a sketchbook. Use a pen with Quink-style ink so that you can wash over it later to create a sense of tone.

12

27-Nov-17

28-Nov-17

01-Dec-17

Anatomy with a Skeleton By knowing a few bones and muscles you can make more of what you see on the figure and put it in the right place.

Demonstration

13

04-Dec-17

05-Dec-17

08-Dec-17

White on Black Experiment with various types of white on black paper. White correction pens are especially good. Materials available for you to use.

14

11-Dec-17

12-Dec-17

15-Dec-17

Longer Pose Reflect on what has worked best for you during the term and aim to develop those areas.

 

18-Dec-17

19-Dec-17

22-Dec-17

Christmas Break

 

08-Jan-18

09-Jan-18

12-Jan-18

First Class of Spring term

Autumn Term Payment

Choose a method to suit your circumstances:

         On the day for maximum flexibility: 17.00 per class.

         Five Class Vouchers: 74. No need to worry about when you can attend. Each voucher is good for one class. Valid for 12 class weeks across terms .

         Autumn Term: 14 classes: 162. You can pay by instalments - write two cheques (81 / 81) one post-dated 1 November 2017. Cheques should be made payable to Derek Batty. Make up missed classed on other days.

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.

Materials List for Autumn Term classes
Sketchbook (A4 or A5), pencils, putty eraser, sharpener, charcoal. White correction pen and black paper pad for week 13. 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.