Drawing from Life
With John Pratt
23 February – 30 March 2021
$340 per person
Includes all materials and life models
Figure drawing has a rich and diverse history and has arguably delivered or informed some of the most significant artwork in the western tradition. The studio sessions in this course will explore a selection of these ideas and at the same time experiment across a wide range of materials and approaches. The course is suitable for all levels of experience including beginners.
Exploring the role of gesture: Understanding the figure as a unified whole. Artists – Daumier, Giacometti, Euan Mcleod.
The figure and movement: Exploring the process of layering in relation to motion and time. Artists – Kevin Connor, William Kentridge.
The figure and architectural space: Examining the relationship between the figure and interior space. Artists – Henry Moore, Robert Boynes, Giacometti.
The figure and emotional space: Investigating mark and composition in relation to mood and emotional Space. Artists – Marlene Dumas, Miriam Cahn.
The draped figure: Exploring the figure in relation to clothing. Artists – Jim Dine, Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt.
Fragmentation and detail: Exploring the role of parts of the figure in defining physical and Psychological presence. Artists – John Coplans, Frank Auerbach.
About John Pratt
John Pratt is a practising graphic artist with widespread experience across a range of media including drawing, collage, printmaking and projection in public space. He has organized and delivered art courses in a wide variety of contexts from summer schools to the undergraduate program at the ANU School of Art & Design. Projects involving the human figure in reference to landscape and urban space have been of particular interest and have informed a number of exhibitions.
Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.