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Anatomy of Style | Life Drawing for Beginners | Patrick J Jones

Anatomy of Style | Life Drawing for Beginners | 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.

In this weekend 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.

What will I learn?

Through a combination of demonstrations and your own practice, you will learn a range of techniques and formulas for producing anatomically accurate, stylish and graceful human figures. This will include:
• Introduction to drawing materials
• The Head structure: landmarks and measurements
• The Figure structure: landmarks and measurements
• Gesture and Contour
• Creating Dimension
• Light and Shadow
• Mnemonics
• Line and Tone
• Finding Style

Who is this course suitable for?

Anyone who would like to learn to draw the human figure.

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 “Patrick Jones Materials Kit” at checkout or you can download a list of required materials below.

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What is Provided?

• professional life models
• Anatomy of Style Study Sheets to "Finding Your Unique Style"
• easels
• backing boards
• chairs
• tea, coffee and biscuits (please bring your own mug)
• 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:

  • So detailed. Patrick really is a master, and a great teacher. Mark D Zillmere
  • Drawing has always been a passion for me and I have always believed that the way to become a true artist was to first understand the human figure and be able to render it accurately. Creativity could follow from then. I found this course to be inspiring as well as informative. The venue is comfortable and well lit. The models were exceptional. Patrick is that rare creature who can not only draw exceptionally well but also has the ability to explain how he does so. He is also relaxed, friendly and very supportive. I encourage all developing artists to enrol for this course. I will be returning for his advanced course as soon as I can. D.Robson from Brisbane
  • An awesome in depth class, heaps of demos, drawing along with the teacher, and feedback on what you missed. I went in never having used charcoal and left hooked! The class is focused on gesture and constructive anatomy, so it's great if you want to get away from just copying the model and to actually understand what you are drawing, as well as bringing rhythm and style into your drawing. I have studying academic life drawing several days a week for a few years now and I found the class built on the foundations I had, and gave me new insights on how to bring life and interest to my figures. It would also be a great crash course for anyone starting out. Highly recommended Jenna D from Sydney!