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Painting the Figure Courses

Painting the Figure Courses

Learn to paint the figure both nude and clothed in acrylics and water-based oil paint in our dedicated art studio in Central London, under the guidance of professional art practitioners. 

During our Painting the Figure courses you will learn to work with new materials, master paint handling, and 'alla prima' techniques, learn about tonal values, colour, and how to represent textures of skin and fabrics. There will also be discussion on relevant artists such as Freud, Degas, and Schiele.

Having mastered a foundation of techniques, you will work on a longer pose over the last two sessions of the art lesson under the guidance of professional art tutors. You will be encouraged to find an emotive aspect to your work, and develop your own approach and response to painting the figure.

Painting the Figure Courses - content

Based in our dedicated Central London art studio, on this course you will;

  • Work on observational drawing 
  • Study proportion, scale, space, tone, and perspective
  • Develop and create a limited palette 
  • Work at an easel and feel confident with your standing technique
  • Learn to sketch with graphite, charcoal, and pastels
  • Learn colour mixing and brush techniques
  • Paint a variety of life models both nude and clothed
  • Explore creating the texture of fabrics on the canvas
  • Take part in an end of course group crit presentation 

Where

Based in our dedicated art studio in Central London

Training

Learn from professional artists and experienced art practitioners

Level

Suitable for students who have completed a life drawing course or with some previous art and drawing experience

Equipment

Basic materials provided including acrylics & water-based oil paint.

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14 Feb - 14 Mar Mon 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Lawrence Francis Crane Arts Theatre £198.00
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18 May - 15 Jun Wed 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Lawrence Francis Crane Arts Theatre, West End £198.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
14 Feb - 14 Mar Mon 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Lawrence Francis Crane Arts Theatre, West End £198.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course
discount textAll art materials are supplied
18 May - 15 Jun Wed 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Lawrence Francis Crane Arts Theatre, West End £198.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course
discount textAll art materials are supplied

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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