Back to All Events

Tutored life drawing: Gesture

  • Summerhall 1 Summerhall Place Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1PL United Kingdom (map)

A course of five tutored life drawing classes with expert artists from each topic - looking at clay, quick gestural drawings, proportion, tone, and colour. Each one is standalone, or you may book all five different classes as a block (at a discount).

This session looks at one of the most fundamental hurdles of drawing the figure: gesture.

This means describing that the person is DOING - and forgetting the itty bitty details of what they look like - in favour of conveying some of the energy, weight, and general human-ness of their form. For this session we welcome the ultimate queen of gestural life drawing tutoring - Jill Boualaxai from Look & Draw Workshops. Never again will you be faced with a blank piece of paper and not know where to begin!

After an introductory slide show looking at gestural drawing in art history, Jill will demonstrate techniques to get you drawing FAST and without the time to be self-critical. Leave those apprehensions at the door- we look forward to welcoming you in.

Visit for more info about Jill and her classes.

Image: Matisse, Study for the Dance

Earlier Event: January 9
Reconfigure Presents: Lizabett Russo
Later Event: January 16
Life Drawing: The Artist at Work