Classical Art Atelier

Classical Figure/Life Drawing

Two 10-Week Semesters in Life Drawing

Drawing the human figure from life is perhaps the most challenging subject an artist can face. This course shows you the classical approach to life drawing, following a manageable step-by-step procedure and slowly unravelling this complex subject matter. There are two 10-week semesters in this course, and although we recommend that you do both, it is not obligatory. Part 1 begins this Autumn 2017, and Part 2 begins in Spring 2018.

The next Classical Figure / Life Drawing course will be running in three different venues - in Cork, Tipperary, and Waterford - beginning this September 2017. Please see venues, dates and fees below.


You will be shown all aspects of figure drawing with inspiring examples from the Old Masters. You will also broaden your arsenal of drawing media to include charcoal and Conté (or aux trois crayons). Some of the subject areas covered include:

  • Approach to Figure Drawing: Methods of Procedure
  • Structure and Anatomy for Artists
  • Poses of the Model
  • The Figure in Action
  • Foreshortening and Lighting
  • Balance, Rhythm, Gesture and Rendering
  • The Complete Figure in Costume
  • Live model
  • All materials included
  • 10% discount on art supplies
  • Detailed hand-outs
  • Practical exercises
  • Demonstrations
  • Slide & video presentations
  • Refreshments provided

Course Details

The Classical Figure / Life Drawing Course is available at three different venues.
See the details of each below, or contact us to find out more and to enrol.

# Venue Duration Day Time Dates Cost
1 Triskel Arts Centre
Cork City
10 Weeks Monday 7.00pm - 9.30pm 11 September - 20 November 2017 € 300
2 Classical Art Atelier
Dunhill, Co. Waterford
10 Weeks Tuesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm 26 September - 05 December 2017 € 300
3 South Tipperary Arts Centre
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
10 Weeks Thursday 7.00pm - 9.30pm 28 September - 07 December 2017 € 300

NOTE: There will be a one-week break halfway through this course for Hallowe'en. Part 2 of this course continues in Spring 2018.

Classical Figure/Life Drawing Course

Start drawing the human figure from life with method and confidence

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