Life Drawing (Daytime)


18 Feb to 8 Apr, 10am to 2pm
Annelies Jahn

Work directly from the nude figure to explore and develop observational skills and perceptual awareness.

5 Available


Term: Term 1 2019
Start Date: 18 Feb 2019
End Date: 8 April 2019
Time: Mondays, 10am-2pm
Number of classes: 8
Teacher: Annelies Jahn

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Age: 16 and over
Early Fee: $735.00
Early Concession Fee: $700.00
Location: National Art School
Availability: Available

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Work directly from the figure to develop your observational skills and perceptual awareness as you learn about the fundamental elements of drawing from the nude life model. Explore the balance between observed figuration and abstract formal qualities, and compositional issues of form, space and body structure. Annelies Jahn introduces you to the concepts of figure and ground relationships and tonal constructs, and discusses the importance of gestural drawing techniques. She is mindful of each individual and encourages each student to use their unique capabilities to find expression, beauty and meaning in their work.

teacher profile

Annelies Jahn is an artist who works in the mediums of drawing, installation and painting. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) and a Masters in Painting from the National Art School. She has exhibited with Factory 49, .M Contemporary, Sydney Non Objective (SNO) and Stacks Projects in Sydney. Annelies was awarded .M Contemporary’s BresicWhitney Emerging Artist Award for 2015. In 2013 she received the Coutts Family Award for Excellence in Drawing and was a finalist in the Olsen Drawing Prize. In 2012 she received the FONAS Drawing Award and the Jocelyn Maughan Sketchbook Prize. Her work is represented in the National Art School Archive and private collections.

materials list

  • Willow charcoal (various sizes), compressed charcoal and a range of lead pencils (2B–6B)
  • Hard eraser
  • 2 bulldog clips
  • Masking tape
  • Block of cartridge paper – A1 size

Other papers will be purchased throughout the course, available from Parkers Art Supplies on campus.

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus 

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