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Anatomy of Style | Life Drawing for Beginners - Stage 1 | Patrick J Jones

Anatomy of Style | Life Drawing for Beginners - Stage 1 | Patrick J Jones

The foundation of the success of award-winning fantasy and sci-fi artist and author Patrick J Jones, is his finely honed figure drawing skills and his belief that understanding gesture is the key to drawing figures with style.

In this weekend figure-drawing course, Patrick will introduce you to the forgotten secrets of the old masters and share his exciting and accessible figure drawing methods and formulas developed over decades of presenting Masterclasses.

What will I learn?

Through a combination of demonstrations and your own practice, you will learn a range of techniques and formulas for producing anatomically accurate, stylish and graceful human figures. This will include:

  • Introduction to drawing materials
  • The Head structure: landmarks and measurements
  • The Figure structure: landmarks and measurements
  • Gesture and Contour
  • Creating Dimension
  • Light and Shadow
  • Mnemonics
  • Line and Tone
  • Finding Style

Who is this course suitable for?

Anyone who would like to learn to draw the human figure.

What do I need to bring?

Kits are available for purchase for $30. To pre-order your kit, please select “Patrick Jones Materials Kit” at checkout. The kit contains:

  • Newsprint i.e. butcher’s paper
  • Charcoal Sticks, big and small
  • Kneadable Eraser
  • Paper Stump
  • Chamois Cloth (real leather, not synthetic)
  • Peel & Sketch Charcoal Pencil 5633T Soft
  • Sanding Pad
  • Sharpening Blade

What is provided?

  • Professional life models
  • Anatomy of Style Study Sheets to "Finding Your Unique Style"
  • Easels
  • Backing boards
  • Chairs
  • Tea and coffee (please bring your own mug)
  • A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • Connection to the Bienarté art community

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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Course testimonials:

  • An awesome in depth class, heaps of demos, drawing along with the teacher, and feedback on what you missed. I went in never having used charcoal and left hooked! The class is focused on gesture and constructive anatomy, so it's great if you want to get away from just copying the model and to actually understand what you are drawing, as well as bringing rhythm and style into your drawing. I have studying academic life drawing several days a week for a few years now and I found the class built on the foundations I had, and gave me new insights on how to bring life and interest to my figures. It would also be a great crash course for anyone starting out. Highly recommended Jenna D from Sydney!
  • A thoroughly thought out two day course that produces immense benefits for artists. Patrick communicates his superb knowledge of the human body and technique to all skill levels in a way i describe to be magic. He teaches you to see underneath and believes that a strong figure drawing is the combination of gesture and structure. Patrick truly is a rare teacher and it is incredible that the art community of Brisbane has the fortune of having him. I would recommend this course to anyone. Vincent D, Teneriffe
  • The instruction was well paced, very instructional and enlightening. Patrick helped me to see and think differently, to look at the subject and the way I express myself in a new way. The venue airy, bright and well equipped. A very positive and inspirational experience. Faye M Capalaba