Early Fee

Life Drawing

$640.00 $565.00

ON CAMPUS: 20 April – 8 June 2021, Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm. Early fee ends 22 Mar 2021
Siena White

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 2021 On campus
Start Date: 20 April 2021
End Date: 8 June 2021
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6pm-9pm
Number of classes: 8

Teacher: Siena White
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $640.00
Early Fee: $565.00
Concession Fee: $610.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

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.

Lecturer profile

Siena White is an artist and teacher at the National Art School, also running workshops at the Art Gallery of NSW. She was the recipient of the Art Gallery of NSW Robert Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize in 2014 for her skills in drawing. Her practice employs drawing from life and observational skills.


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 parkersartsupplies@aapt.net.au
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.

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