Drawing the Figure in Charcoal and Chalk

  • September 25, 2019 - September 27, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
‘Mauricia’ by Ben Laughton Smith. Click here for the full version

This three day workshop is ideal for beginner, intermediate and professional artists who would like to gain experience in drawing the nude figure from life in charcoal and chalk. No experience is necessary – there is a maximum of 8 participants and the tutor will customise the course according to your individual needs.

In traditional atelier training, before you learn to paint you first learn to draw in charcoal and chalk. It’s an easier medium than oil, but provides you with an excellent foundation. By removing the problem of colour, you can you focus on drawing, values and edges – probably the three most important principles in both drawing and painting.

In this class, you will learn:

  • How to create a figure drawing from start to finish
  • The importance of gesture and anatomy in figure drawing
  • The importance and principals of drawing, values and edges

It is the ideal way to take your drawing skills to the next level. 

This course is taught by Ben Laughton Smith, a professional, classically-trained artist. Ben places a strong emphasis on draftsmanship and craft: one of the reasons he was recently featured in the book ‘A Celebration of British Craftsmanship’. Ben is an experienced, patient and dedicated teacher.

A full materials list will be available nearer the time. If you have any questions, please see our frequently asked questions or contact us. You can also sign up to our mailing list.



80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY, United Kingdom

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