Summer Programme 2019
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
Well it really is fantastic to be thinking about life drawing again, trying to say something significant about being human.
You might of course just want to achieve an image resembling a figure: to get the legs long enough, the body shorter and the head smaller. Proportion alas does not make a great life drawing, although poor proportion can spoil the impression.
To use only lines, or to shade, and what about colour? There is no hard and fast rule. I suggest that you look at the great masters of drawing the figure and try to push yourself in one direction, or another.
Additionally you have to accept that your skills might veer you in a particular direction, and if you are lucky you might even half like the results. Otherwise you are in for quite a battle with disappointment and frustration—success always being a bit further off.
However these ideas are in addition to the regular format of the life drawing class. I book two models for each session and pay careful attention to the lighting, poses and props. You are most welcome to use the materials you prefer and follow your own artistic programme.
So more great life drawing coming soon with models in interesting poses as ever to awaken your artistic talent.
14th May 2019
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 £184 (124+62).
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
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.