Drawing from life

Tuesday November 3rd was the first workshop with a group of students from Halfway CP School, who will be working with artist Pip Lewis over the next four weeks on a project exploring life drawing.

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We began with a warm-up exercise practising drawing small objects based only upon the information we could get by touch.

We then took it in turns to pose and experimented with a range of different materials to make life drawings of each other.

We experimented drawing from different angles and perspectives, before trying some new materials…

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Using charcoal on white paper we found that smudging our lines was a useful way to add texture to the portraits.

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Using chalk on black paper was also a chance to experiment with shading and contrast.

Before returning to school we shared our favourite portraits:

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I like using white … because it shows a little bit of the colour and texture that we can bring to the world – Cian

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