Adult learning | Observational life-drawing


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland City Centre

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Tuesday 5 December 2023
Tuesday 12 December 2023


Every Tuesday, from Tue 3 Oct 2023 — Tue 12 Dec 2023




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Courtesy of Abbey Lyman

Develop your life-drawing skills in this new series of art classes for adults. Join us for nine Tuesday evenings to immerse yourself in art, develop skills and meet new people. You will draw from live models and enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes viewings of a selection of artworks in the Gallery’s collection to learn different artists’ approaches to drawing the human form. Over the nine-week course, you will develop your own individual style while learning historical approaches to life drawing and the skills we can use in the present day. Anatomy, proportion, lighting, shading, and gestural techniques are key ideas explored. Whether you’re a beginner or a confident creator, join us in the studio to flex your creative skills in a friendly, inspiring environment.

About the tutor: 

Abbey Lyman is an artist and observational drawing and painting tutor based in Tāmaki Makarau Auckland. With experience ranging from tutoring small painting classes to teaching life drawing for fashion design students at AUT and hosting the popular Drop-in Drawing sessions at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Abbey's teaching style focuses on reinforcing the fundamentals of drawing and painting alongside developing technical skills, all while allowing individuality to flourish.

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