Life drawing

Spring Term, 2024 – Life drawing.


Monday: Life drawing
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Start: 08.01.24
Duration: 8 weeks (No class on 05.02.24 and the 12.02.24)
Fee: 110 euro  (It is CDETB policy that refunds are only issued if a course does not form. Please read our terms and conditions before booking a place).

Materials required: Supplies are available from Evans art supplies in Dublin and other retail and online art suppliers. Charcoal, pencils (3b, 4b, 6b,2h…), Graphite, Eraser (Factis soft eraser or Faber Castle PVC eraser), create jumbo sketchbook (100 pages), A3 100msg cartridge paper (comes in 500 sheet options), Ream of paper for fast drawings.

Special notes: This class is for students over the age of eighteen. Please note that each class will have an unclothed male or female model holding a variety of different positions. After booking a place, a briefing document on the etiquette of working with a live model will be sent to you. All students must abide by the etiquette of working with a live model. Please email if you wish to review the etiquette document prior to booking a place on this course.
Notes: All courses are subject to a minimum number in order to proceed. In the event that a course is oversubscribed, places will be offered on a first-booked, first-served basis and a waiting list will then be created. You will be contacted in this event.


Life drawing

Life drawing is an opportunity to really observe and refine your artistic eye with reference to the human body. The topics covered and techniques given can be applied in every aspect of daily life as well as professional settings. In this course you will cover the following areas

Use of line – contour, external and internal, visible and invisible line.

Gesture- dynamic drawing, empathic response, weighted drawing, quality of touch

Form and density – horizontal and vertical modelling

Proportion and basic anatomy – torso and spine

Silhouette with collage elements

The head and face – looking beyond the features.

Blocking in the figure, tonal variation

Sustained study.



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About your tutor:

Life drawing

Fergus Byrne is a highly regarded art tutor with over 25 years experience teaching. He has extensive experience in life drawing both as a draughtsman and as a model. He taught life drawing for several years at Trinity Arts Workshop. He has also taught life drawing in NCAD and with Ballyfermot College of Further Education. His own artistic practice of performance art, drawing, and sculpture bring to his life drawing an emphasis on the dynamic and gestural work. Evidence of his work can be found at


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