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Drawing the Clothed Figure

with artist & tutor Alicia Coombs Thursdays 10am - 12.30pm

  • Ended
  • 250 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Service Description

This morning drawing course can be taken as a stand alone course, or attached to the afternoon course which then goes on to paint the same pose for a further 2.5 hours. You will either make 10 or 5 drawings over the ten weeks depending on preference and whether you are also painting in the afternoon. During the morning students will bring on their drawing of the clothed figure either in pencil or charcoal on paper then leave it there, with some coloured pastel if they choose, OR if they wish to then paint in the afternoon during 'Painting the Clothed Figure' course, their morning session will comprise drawing directly onto the canvas with charcoal / pencil and then paint over, or on paper and then transferred to canvas. This class is similar to life drawing, yet with the clothed figure an added visual 'identity' to the atmosphere of a drawing is achieved, with various abstract shapes to observe, and for the eye to view over the work as a whole. Materials Staedtler pencils 2B,B,HB, H, 2H Nitram Fusians Charcoal - green packets x 3 Nitram sanding sharper putty eraser white chalk coloured dry pastel Canson miTeintes A2 paper, lightly toned Tracing paper sheets Alicia Coombs is manager of The Edinburgh Drawing School, alumna of The Florence Academy of Art, and holds a History of Art BA Hons degree from The University of York, where her dissertation compared and contrasted the war time artwork of Pablo Picasso with Pietro Annigoni. Alicia has worked all over the world to support her studies in Art History and painting, and has taught in various schools and privately over the past 15 years. She is an empathetic and knowledgeable teacher, with a focus on bringing on a students' materials knowledge, and drawing techniques step by step. Image credits: 1 artist unknown 2 Marcin Warzecha - Figure drawing 3 Ginny Grayson Figure Drawing 4 sketch - artist unknown 5 Study of a young seated man - John Singer Sargent 6 Figure Drawing - Mark Demsteader 7 Prepatory Drawing Nikolai Blokhin 8 sketch - unknown 9 sketch - unknown

Cancellation Policy

We will provide a 50% refund if you give written advance notice up to 30 days before the course start date. 0% refund 30 days before a course starts. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at Additionally, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstance

Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

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