Life Drawing (Evening)


ON CAMPUS: 2 May – 20 June 2023, Tuesday 6pm-9pm. Early fee ends 20 March 2023
Tango Conway

Work directly from the nude figure to develop your observational drawing skills in form, volume and perceptual awareness. Fundamental techniques are taught to help you break down the figure into simple and abstract shapes, with multiple exercises working from quick studies to longer poses.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials


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Full Details

Term: Term Two 2023
Start Date: 2 May 2023
End Date: 19 June 2023
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6pm-9pm
Number of classes: 8

Teacher: Tango Conway
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $735.00
Early Fee: $660.00
Concession Fee: $700.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Outline

Ease into learning how to draw the figure by firstly developing skills in objective drawing. Students will initially draw still life arrangements to familiarise themselves with learning to see and how to reduce subjects to simplified shapes. The life model will be studied with line and tone. During the course students will produce multiple studies from small to large scale, and from quick to sustained. Students will gain an insight into what different mediums, including graphite, charcoal and ink, can offer when drawing the life model.

Both a fun and challenging class, open to all levels. The exercises are designed to introduce beginners to drawing from life while also offering more advanced students the opportunity to refine their skills.

*Short courses are open to students of ages 16 years and over. For students under 16 years of age there are School Holiday Workshops, Art Club and other youth art programs.

Lecturer Profile

Artist Tango Conway uses traditional drawing techniques to investigate theatrical dynamics in the life drawing studio. Her drawings emphasize structural compositions both real and imagined. Tango teaches drawing at the National Art School and worked in Education at the Art Gallery of NSW, and she holds a Graduate Diploma in Drawing and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture. Tango was awarded the Robert Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize in 2019, the John Olsen Figure Drawing Prize and the Jocelyn Maughan Sketchbook Prize in 2016. Her artworks have been exhibited in Olsen Annexe, Articulate Project Space, Airspace Projects, Sculpture by the Sea and the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery.


A4 Sketchbook
Pad of A2 Cartridge Paper
2 Sheets of A1 Cartridge Paper
2B & 6B Graphite Pencil
Pencil Sharpener or Stanley Knife
Willow Charcoal
Fixative Spray
2 Bulldog Clips
Masking Tape

Further Materials will be required later on in the course. Students will be notified at least a week in advance.


Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email [email protected]
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

COVID-19 Policy

In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines, all students and visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential

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