Drawing the head
Drawing the Head: A chance to focus entirely on drawing the head. This intensive evening course gives you the opportunity to draw directly from life models of all ages – from young toddlers through to the elderly and ethnically different models. This variety of models gives you the opportunity to learn how the head changes as it ages, and features and structure varies between cultures.
This is an exciting 3 day course where you will benefit hugely from Heather Spears’ insights and experience as taught by Brian Raymond.
A great opportunity for beginners and experienced artists to immerse themselves in drawing the head.
“This has been an intensive drawing experience. I have had to learn to trust the process.”
“Never learnt before. Really established skills on the 4 days. Learnt so much. [Heather] is a great teacher and classmates too, wonderful experience.
“Challenging – I’ve not done an intensive course like this before and did not know what to expect. It was a great experience – I enjoyed the variety of models and methods. It was good to have some guidance and ‘re-think’ how to do things starting at the beginning.”
Includes most materials
No dates planned
10 – 4pm
Adult Beginner, Improver, Intermediate
Contact me if interested
Interview with Heather Spears
This is an annual opportunity to experience the life drawing insights of Denmark based Canadian artist, poet and novelist Heather Spears.
I was fortunate enough to benefit from Heather’s teaching when I met her in 2011. I have since invited her to teach at my studio on numerous occasions over the previous few years.
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This is a fully taught and directed drawing course where you will be drawing directly from a variety of life models. Your tutor will be Brian Raymond who brings his own experience and knowledge to help bring to life Heather’s unique insights to drawing the human head.
Your drawings will benefit from a deeper exploration of the processes of life drawing and gain a deeper understanding of creativity and learning how to ‘see’. You will come away with a heightened passion and insight for drawing the head, with a toolkit of new techniques to help you draw more accurately and avoid many common drawing errors.
This intensive life drawing course stretches over 15 hours of learning time and is fully taught and guided, with a series of exercises and creative processes to enable you to understand and fully experience the human head in a new light – across ages and cultural heritage.
Heather encourages her students to stretch and develop their artistic abilities and your tutor Brian will do the same in order for you to understand how to draw the head more sensitively and compassionately.
Being willing to take risks, rather than being good at drawing, is the important thing.
Learning that you can make new choices about paying attention.
What can I expect
Carefully structured teaching that will lead you step by step, giving you the confidence to try new things.
Loads of individual 1:1 encouragement to explore, experiment and discover.
Inclusive + personalised learning
A teaching style that focuses on your individual needs and is fully accepting of your individuality.
Creativity and technical skills
Teaching that allows you to learn new technical skills and develop your creativity, and leave inspired to continue to develop your skills further at home.
The Gallery Studio is a warm, creative and friendly space offering a relaxed informal, yet focused, teaching style.
Choose this course if you want to concentrate on drawing the head, with fully taught and guided teaching to help you improve your drawing skills and knowledge.
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” …learning about the psychology of seeing really helped. I’ve realised I can actually draw! I’ve found it’s helped the way I look at people’s faces … which has helped me as a make up artist.”
“Great to go back to basics and learn how I should be doing it.”
Choosing the right course
Courses are grouped into 4 strands, each with a different focus.
Create your own patchwork of courses depending on your interest and availability.
There is no specific starting point.