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Life Drawing (Evening)

Life Drawing (Evening)

Regular price $735.00
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On Campus
10 Oct - 28 Nov 2023 (Tue)
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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.
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Course Details

Course Program: Term 4 2023

Start Date: 10 October 2023

End Date: 28 November 2023

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Number of classes: 8

Discipline: Drawing

Lecturer: Tango Conway

Age: 16 years and over

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Location: National Art School

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.

*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.

Art Materials

Students must supply their own art materials, please refer to the list below.

  • A4 Sketchbook
  • Pad of A2 Cartridge Paper
  • 2 Sheets of A1 Cartridge Paper
  • 2B & 6B Graphite Pencil
  • Pencil Sharpener or Stanley Knife
  • Eraser
  • 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:

    Phone: +61 2 9247 9979


    Parkers Fine Art Supplies Website 

    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