Classical Figure Drawing: Core Elements | Scott Breton Bienarté

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Classical Figure Drawing: Core Elements | Scott Breton

Classical Figure Drawing: Core Elements  | Scott Breton

Learn from Brisbane Portrait Prize finalist, Scott Breton.

This workshop condenses the form and figure drawing section of the Form, Gesture, Anatomy Course through a series of carefully designed sequential activities and drills. Many of the key elements from the anatomy section are covered, though we won’t be using sculpture activities due to time constraints. Nonetheless, the complementary access to the online notes will give you full access to the anatomy section.

His online materials directly support the content he will be teaching in this workshop. We will email you the link to gain access to the course notes once enrolled. The Table of Contents can be found at:

What will I learn?

Classical figure drawing is underpinned by several core elements. This workshop will guide through a carefully designed series of life drawing exercises to help you develop your capacity for: Form, the sense of three dimensionality, Gesture, the sense of implied movement, exertion or weight; Design, the aesthetic rhythms or patterns that make a drawing interesting and enjoyable, and Artistic Anatomy: the patterns of hard and soft tissue in the body that make a drawing feel authentic and real. Poses will range from very short, to several hours, and we will cover a range of drawing strategies and media.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

The life drawing activities we will be doing are approachable even for beginners. However, you will be greatly helped by a working knowledge of drawing form, ie 3D volumes. If this is not familiar to you, there is a series of illustrated notes and activities that you can prepare with in the online notes that you will be given access to with enrolment.

What do I need to bring?


NB: Backing Boards and clips as well as easels are available to be borrowed at the studio.

Please bring your lunch and snacks or you can purchase from cafes close by. We do have a fridge and microwave at the studio for your convenience.

What is provided?

• Tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
• a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
• connection to the Bienarté art community

About the Tutor

Scott Breton is a figurative fine artist from Brisbane, Australia. He was a cofounder of The International Arts and Culture Group (TIAC Group) in 2016, and now spends his time between Brisbane, Australia and Florence, Italy, working on his compositions and TIAC’s arts education projects. Using a range of traditional drawing, painting and sculpting media as well as exploring digital counterparts to these, Scott sees plastic composition rather than any particular media as the core of the classical ethos.

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

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Course testimonials:

  • For me It was a good experience , as we had fundamentals explanation, practices and feedbacks. Scott is a professional & patient tutor..........Samaneh M from Brisbane