Helen Dean, charcoal on paper, 20 min sketch, 2017
This Introductory Life Drawing short course will focus on the fundamentals of life drawing.
Every session is conducted with a life model (undressed). You will be introduced to various strategies and techniques for drawing the figure. This course will assist a beginner and intermediate artists in developing fundamental drawing techniques.
The classes are limited to ten places to ensure one-on-one tuition. For more information, please contact us via our contact page.
You can see artwork produced in previous classes here.
We are fortunate to have four talented and experienced Life Drawing teachers. The incredible Jesse Dayan, who has a strong following amongst our students, specialises in Life Drawing and has been teaching with us for several years. MAC’s Director, Marco Corsini, who has a passion for drawing from the figure and has incorporated Life Drawing sessions into his Studio Art classes since MAC’s inception, David Palliser, who has been at the centre of Melbourne’s painting scene for several decades and is represented in many major Australian collections and artist Michelle Zuccolo, who has over 25 years’ teaching experience and a strong following of life drawing students behind her. You can now train underneath these incredible artists for an entire Life Drawing Course.
Introduction to Life Drawing with Michelle Zuccolo
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Feedback from our Life Drawing students
“Michelle was a very encouraging teacher and was able to show us how to improve our work. Great content. Good models. I liked the emphasis on hands and face as well as whole body with its muscles and skeleton. Really impressed with Michelle. I usually arc up when I am told what to do. Michelle made everything palatable and exciting. She showed us relevant books before the sessions and gave us time to develop our works. Time flew. I particularly like her efforts to re-set the model after a rest so that we could continue with the pose.” – Dee, 2018
“I would definitely recommend the course to others. I like the environment, the mix of practical and theoretical. The tone is welcoming rather than intimidating for a beginner such as myself. I appreciated the way Michelle structured the course so that there was a specific focus each week and adapted the length of the poses to the needs of the class. I found the examples from texts that Michelle provided were a useful way of exploring different techniques and approaches. I also liked the way Michelle acknowledged growth and success at different levels.” – Fiona, 2018
“A good duration of the course (learnt a variety of techniques within this time period), and had one-on-one assistance which further developed my skill set.” – Rachel, 2017
“I loved this course as it pushed me to experience something new and practice tasks that I hardly choose to do on my own.” – Mehran, 2016
“I have now completed 5x courses with Jesse and most certainly will again. I particularly enjoy Jesse’s attention to detail, observations and feedback. Always encouraging. I’m interested in ‘line’ and regularly I tighten up and lose my way. My drawing looked stiff and stilted. Recently Jesse suggested I play with tone, only. No line. Very difficult and frustrating and at the end of the night I had nothing that I valued. It felt and looked clumsy. But, Jesse pointed to some encouraging signs and I am happy (mostly!) to follow this important path and see where it takes me. It will expand my vision and repertoire. I can always return to line.” – Ian, 2016