Beginners Life Drawing

Led by Collingwood artist Catherine Kent
Suitable for Beginners
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 2022

NZ $395pp
Golden Bay Locals special: NZ $350pp
Art Haven supporters special: NZ $350pp

Minimum 6 – Maximum 8 people

A introduction to artists using the figure. This 2 day workshop will include 4 sessions of drawing from live models, including both female and male.

Each participant will experiment with different drawing mediums – charcoal, pastel and pencil. You will explore the basic anatomy of the body, the shapes within its structure, it’s overall silhouette and proportions, line and how to create tone.

During the workshop you will learn the immeasurable benefits of figure drawing including:
• Learning to see – we often think we know the things around us, but rarely do we look and study them
• Seeing more deeply
• Editing and simplification
• Diligence
• Reverence

Materials required:
• A3 paper pad – at least 40 sheets
• Willow charcoal medium size
• Kneadable eraser
• Eraser and pencil sharpener
• Graphite stick or pencils – 2B, 6B, 8B or 9B
• Paper stumps various sizes x 3 or 5
• Sandpaper block or similar
• Soft pastels – burnt umber, yellow ochre, ivory, or similar colours as long as you have a dark, medium and light colour

Art Haven can help with sourcing these materials if required


9.45am onwards arrive at Art Haven studio to set up
10am – 12.30pm workshop (with tea break)
12.30 – 1.30pm lunch
1.30pm – 4pm workshop (with tea break)

9.45am onwards arrive at Art Haven studio
10am – 12.30pm workshop (with tea break)
12.30 – 1.30pm lunch
1.30pm – 4pm workshop (with tea break)
4 – 4.30pm pack up and depart

  • Workshop Fee includes:
  • Minimum of 10 hours professional tuition
  • Model fees
  • Healthy regional foods  – 2 morning and 2 afternoon teas, 2 lunches
  • All art equipment ie: table/easel/chair/water containers/scrap paper/rags etc
  • Access to a library of art books
  • Workshop fee does not include:
  • Transport to and from ART HAVEN – check out our location page for details
  • Accommodation – check out our accommodation page for options
  • Art materials unless listed
  • Travel insurance

BOOK NOW!  places are limited to 8 participants