The Essence of Movement: Dynamic Figure Sketchbook

Thu 19 - Fri 20 Apr 2018
2 sessions, 10am – 5pm
City Lit, London
£149, £91 concessions

A fantastic opportunity to develop fast sketching techniques with the chance to sketch our dancers during their warm on stage at Sadler’s Wells.

This two-part course, delivered in partnership with CityLit, focuses on fast sketching techniques: blind drawing, continuous line, gestural drawing, how to abstract the moving figure, exploring different drawing tools as well as an introduction to the language of ballet and how dance as an art form relates to drawing. This is a challenging drawing experience to capture the continuous movement of professional dancers. Two mornings are spent at Sadler’s Wells where you will learn about the relationship between Drawing and Dance, the language of choreography as ‘thinking with the body’, try a variety of exercises in ‘ways of seeing’ and learn how to develop a fast intuitive response to movement using gestural mark making.

This is not a beginners course. Some life drawing experience and/or at least Drawing One is advisable.