Renaissance Life Drawing: Raphael & Michelangelo

 


Art Masterclass


 

Renaissance Life Drawing: Raphael & Michelangelo


Course Dates: July 13th - 15th 2020

Michelangelo and Raphael are considered two of the greatest masters of the human body in the history of art. Over three days, you will learn renaissance figure drawing and the history of this celebrated genre. Immerse yourself in the glory of the arts of Renaissance Rome to practically learn how these artists drew their legendary depictions from life. Experiment how Renaissance artists used ancient masterpieces from the Roman empire, including the Apollo Belvedere, The Laocoon, and the Torso Belvedere as ideals for their projects.

You will learn the step-by-step methodology and be shown vital stages of traditional figure drawing used by Raphael and Michelangelo. The Old Masters would have worked from life and following this tradition, you will be taught how to draw in graphite using a professional male nude model over three days. You will have the opportunity to learn from our classically trained tutor about anatomy and be given the time to analyse, construct and master the human body through tonal gradation.

You can attend this art masterclass both at our central London art studio or remotely online via our live online teaching platform.

All of our masterclasses can be learnt in our central London art studio at Sunny Art Centre or remotely online via our live online teaching platform. The live online art tuition will follow the same structure as our on-site sessions. You can, therefore, have live interactive art lessons with our expert art tutors remotely, wherever you are.

Masterclass Structure:

  • Day one: Morning - Lecture on the history of figure drawing with an emphasis on Renaissance figure studies, followed by the introduction of drawing materials and set-up. Afternoon -  Explanation and demonstration of light theory, value, how to start a figure drawing using the envelope and block-in technique.
  • Day two: Morning - Explanation and demonstration about anatomy, planes, and drawing the block concept. Students practice block-concept exercise. Afternoon – Explanation and demonstration shading techniques, how to draw the shadow pattern, mass-in the shadow pattern and model form. Students draw the shadow pattern, mass-in the shadows and begin to model form
  • Day three: Students spend the whole drawing modelling form to a finished level.

By the end of the art course, you will have learnt about light theory, value, edges, perspective, anatomy, planes and modelling form. Through this art masterclass, you will have acquired the necessary skills and vital stages of life drawing.

The art-historical background will unlock knowledge that you can use to understand Renaissance figure drawings and paintings in museums throughout the world.

Key Techniques:

Our art tutors will provide you with booklets and manuals to aid your development. Content covered in this masterclass includes:

  • Learn to see shape and value
  • Learn human structure
  • Create human form through tonal gradation

Suitability

Suitable for adults and teens with interest in the human body, anatomical precision and drawing from one long pose. All levels of drawing painting abilities, including the complete beginner.

How to Book

1. Purchase the course below.
2. You will receive an email with instruction about how to attend the masterclass online or on-site at our central London art studio.

BOOK YOUR COURSE

Course Dates

July 13th – 15th 

Mon to Wed, 10-3 (Lunch Break 12-12:30pm)

Booking Closes:

July 5th 2020

Time left to book

£390 + VAT

Available seats left: 10

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MATERIALS

Using the right art materials plays an essential role in an art course.  You can prepare your art materials by yourself from the list below, to avoid the trouble of mistakenly purchasing the wrong art materials. Our art tutors have also designed a variety of drawing and painting art materials packages specifically for our art courses with promising quality. They contain all the necessary art tools that you will need to use during the art lessons. You can pre-order the recommended pack for this masterclass here below.

Artists’ Drawing Materials Pack

  • 15 graphite pencils with different levels of hardness
  • 3 charcoal pencils: soft, medium and hard
  • 1 white charcoal pencil
  • A4 sketchbook
  • Drawing rubber
  • Putty rubber (aka kneadable eraser)
  • Leather drawing case
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
  • Cotton black tote bag with gold embossing
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
£90 | £56 + VAT

Artists’ Drawing Materials Pack

  • 15 graphite pencils with different levels of hardness
  • 3 charcoal pencils: soft, medium and hard
  • 1 white charcoal pencil
  • A4 sketchbook
  • Drawing rubber
  • Putty rubber (aka kneadable eraser)
  • Leather drawing case
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
  • Cotton black tote bag with gold embossing
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
£90 | £56 + VAT

OUR TUTORS

Our Art Centre’s team of expert art tutors has an incredibly strong academic background - they honed their valuable skills and trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the Royal Academy of Arts and Central Saint Martins in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Athens Academy in Greece, and the Florence Academy of Art.

The extraordinary efforts of the art tutors ensure that the organisation can continuously deliver bespoke cutting-edge art tuition for students both on-site at our London art studio, Sunny Art Centre or remotely online.

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