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Anatomy of Style (All Levels) | Patrick J Jones

Anatomy of Style (All Levels) | 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.

About this course

In this 8 week 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. Patrick will explore his exciting and accessible methods and formulas for drawing human figures with style and grace. There will also be a strong focus on one-on-one critique and feedback.

What will I learn?

Beginners – 4 weeks

Techniques and formulas for producing anatomically accurate, stylish and graceful human figures, including:
• selecting the right materials
• drawing the head, torso and hips
• drawing the ribcage, measuring with rhythm, negative space and wedging forms.
• drawing the male and female figure from live models
• balancing gesture and structure
• an introduction to style.

Intermediate / Advanced – 4 weeks

Expert techniques and formulas for producing anatomically accurate, stylish and graceful human figures, including a focus on:
• the male and female figure drawn from long poses with a live model
• the body landscape
• hip structure, legs and gluteus in various positions
• the shoulders and chest in various positions
• the torso and breasts in various positions
• foreshortened poses
• gravity and compression
• group and mass.

Each class consists of live demonstrations and student practice, with one-on-one feedback on your work.
Class sizes are limited to 10 and usually book out. Booking early will secure your place.

Who is this course suitable for?

Anyone who would like to learn to draw the human figure from absolute Beginners to more experienced drawers.

What do I need to bring?

Kits are available for purchase on the first day of the workshop for $40. To pre order your kit, please select Purchase Materials Kit at checkout or you can download a list of required materials below.

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What is Provided?

• professional live models
• easels
• backing boards
• chairs
• tea, coffee and biscuits (please bring your own cup)
• a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
• connection to the Brisbane Painting Classes art community.

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

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Course testimonials:

  • I had a lot of expectations for this course, but Patrick's teaching manged to exceed them. It was very interesting and fun at the same time. I really feel I learned a lot during this course and it makes me want to do more!
  • Patrick was patient and detailed - it was great getting instruction from a qualified and experienced teacher. I had never had any formal training myself, so didn't know what to expect, but Patrick made me feel comfortable and confident that I can see the difference from the first class to the second class. He was professional and approachable so anyone would feel welcome to learn in an open and friendly class. Thanks again!
  • Patrick is such an unselfish tutor. His way of explaining and demonstrate his methods is remarkable. It's not an easy task to explain Anatomy and inspire confidence in your students at the same time but he did it. The course answered many questions I had for years! I highly recommend it. Ingrid R Toowong