Work from our Life Drawing Class

There are many drop-in life drawing classes around Melbourne, which are fantastic for artists who have experience in drawing from the figure. Here at Melbourne Art Class, we run a unique, six-week Introduction to Life Drawing Course, tutored by a number of our talented artists / teachers. We have designed this course for students who would like to learn the fundamentals of life drawing and receive one-on-one tuition in a supportive environment. During this course, students learn different techniques for drawing the figure, and many of our students complete the course multiple times to hone in on different skills with our teachers’ guidance.

Our current Life Drawing Course is presented by Hilmi Baskurt, and the students have achieved incredible results in such a short time! You can see some of their brilliant work below.

Our next Life Drawing Course will be presented by artist Jesse Dayan, and this will sadly be his final short course at MAC. It has been an absolute honour having Jesse teach our Life Drawing short courses, and we are very fortunate that he will still be able to run Life Drawing workshops here at Melbourne Art Class in the future.

You can find out more about our tutored Life Drawing Courses and enrol here.

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Drawing course still life, working with tone.

Still Life arrangement in Drawing Class
Still Life arrangement in Drawing Class

This is a Still Life that we have used for working with tone in our drawing course. Yes, the fruit and vegetables you see are real and have been hand painted. Taking the colour out of the Still Life allows students to accurately see tones in the subject. When lit, it is beautiful to look at and fun to draw.

Our next 6 session Drawing short course will begin on Thursday August 7th and will be tutored by Jesse Dayan. See the previous post for more about Jesse and his recent exhibition. You can find out more about the course at:

http://melbourneartclass.com/drawing/

Allende and Pinochet, Jesse Dayan

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MAC Drawing tutor, Jesse Dayan will be exhibiting at C3 Contemporary Art Space with Adrian and Daniel Stojkovich. The exhibition entitled, ‘Where Were You? All Things’, features reproduced images from major historical/political junctures in Latin American history. The artists are attempting to recover something from history that is only perceptible from a distance. Perhaps a narrative or an indication of the primordial conflict beneath the political?

‘Where Were You? All Things’

June 25 – July 13

Opening night Wednesday June 25th 6 – 8 pm

C3 Contemporary Art Space

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067 Open 10am – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday

Drawing short course

Drawing for Beginners, Image: J. Dayan 2012
Image: J. Dayan 2012

Jesse Dayan (BFA – Drawing VCA) will be teaching a Drawing short course, designed for anyone who wants to develop their drawing skills. Jesse will introduce you to new techniques you can use and will guide you to becoming a better drawer.  Jesse has earned a reputation as a fantastic drawing teacher and this course should be a great opportunity for anyone wanting to get started in drawing. For more information please go to:

http://melbourneartclass.com/drawing/

Life Drawing short course

Due to the popularity of the Life Drawing course currently being taught by Jesse Dayan, we have decided to run more courses of this type.

The next course will be over 5 x 2.5 hour sessions on Thursday evenings, Sep. 26th, Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th.

I have received some very positive feedback about Jesse’s course, so If you want to spend a period of time really focusing on your drawing then maybe this is for you.

For more information, please go to:

http://melbourneartclass.com/life-drawing/

Drawing , photography and time

Jesse Dayan, Before 1960, oil on canvas

Jesse Dayan gave a facinating talk last night about his most recent Brunswick show. He described this work as a form of research into the implications of the use of photographs within drawing and painting practice. Of particular interest to me was his description of how each medium relates to time and each other. I am hoping to put up a transcript of the talk soon.

Jesse Dayan

J. Dayan, Bethany, Oil on Linen, 24”x24”

This Tuesday November 20th, Jesse Dayan is coming to speak about his recent exhibition. In recent years Jesse has been steadily building an extensive knowledge and body of work which reflects some of the most pertinent aspects of past and contemporary painting and drawing practice. www.jessedayan.com