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The session is directed at keen artists willing to have a go at one of the most exciting and rewarding subjects in art.
Drawing from the life-model might seem daunting but let me put your mind at rest; if you haven’t tried it before I’m sure you will find it so enjoyable you’ll wonder what took you so long to get started. Come along and join this centuries- old tradition.

Artist and teacher Simon Fry, who gained his Art Degree at Birmingham College of Art and Birmingham University, returns with this exciting workshop specially for novices and the less experienced in the field of figure study: ‘just open your mind to the possibilities’.

We start the session making plenty of quick exploratory sketches. You will soon get the hang of it and gain confidence handling issues like proportion and foreshortening. We quickly move on to longer poses where you can put into practice your newly-learned skills.
During the session he will demonstrate methods of approach to help you along.
Life-study exemplars can be found on my website at: www.simonfry.org

This workshop will take place in the Lifford Hall in Broadway

Limited to 12 participants
Tickets £35

Tickets go on sale to the general public through the website at 10am on Friday 9th April and to Benefactors of the festival 1 week earlier at 10am on Good Friday.

Materials: a full list has been emailed to all participants- please use this.
Work in the medium you feel easiest with.
I recommend compressed charcoal or soft graphite (6B – 9B) if working in black and white; for colour, if you are confident with paints bring them along, otherwise I would recommend pastels, soft or oil. For quick sketching you could try pastel-pencils or coloured crayons.
Bring several sheets of sketching paper and strong cartridge paper or pastel paper.
Painters should bring the prepared support of their choice.
Easel or table easel; very useful though not essential.
Drawing board; A2 if you have one. Tape, clips or drawing pins.
A dust sheet to protect the floor where you are working please.



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