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DATES Summer Term 2021

• Life Drawing for all Levels
Tuesday afternoons - regular weekly classes.

18th May to 27th July, (No class on 8th June)
2 - 4.30pm

cost - 10 weeks, £200, 5 weeks, £100
Deposit £40

All materials and equipment included, plus paper at a small charge.

(Join after the start of term and pay for the rest of the term pro-rata @ £20 per week)


• Drawing a Head
Learn about the structures underlying the model's facial features.

• Life Drawing with Mixed Media
A whole day with a veriety of lengths of poses, including a longer pose, giving the opportunity to paint. There will be a wide range of materials available and lots of encouragement to use them in conjunction and in an experiemntal way.

• Life Painting Day
The model will take one pose for the whole day, giving the opportunity to make a painting or a more considered drawing or drawings.

• Life Drawing with Monoprint
An introduction to the painterly technique of monoprinting, working from the life model for inspiration. All materials will be provided. Any level of experience in either drawing or printmaking welcome.

• Printmaking by Hand
See Printmaking page for more details

• Life Drawing Summer School
Dates for 2021 TBA

Three intensive days of drawing from the model, providing an excellent grounding in life drawing for beginners or an opportunity to consolidate and move forward for experienced drawers. Drawing is a skill that can be learned, not a mysterious ability bestowed at random. We will use a lot of exercises and games that are proven to increase the eye-hand connection and your way of perceiving your chosen object of drawing. There will be a variety of lengths of poses ranging from short and dynamic to longer poses allowing students to expand into painting in a variety of media. 
You can attend one, two or three days.
A wide range of materials included, plus paper at a small charge.



Life Drawing Classes

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Life Drawing - for all levels

Classes will start again in May in our COVID safe studio with limited numbers.

Regular weekly classes, Tuesdays, 2-4.30.
& weekend workshops

This class is suitable for all abilities and provides a friendly environment which supports and encourages absolute beginners, creatively challenges those who want to improve their drawing and gives a framework for artists who want to further their creative practice. Individual attention is given to assess each student's needs and provide them with the appropriate level of instruction.

I use a range of exercises and games designed to develop eye to hand coordination and enhance the process of seeing.

Tuition also includes some information on anatomy. Bath Artists' Studios is equipped with a full size replica of a human skeleton.

Over the term there is a variety of models and different lengths of poses ranging from 5 minutes or less to an hour or hour and a half. Sometimes poses may be returned to over two or more weeks.

You can join the class at any time during the term and pay pro-rata for the rest of the term.


Life Drawing and Painting

Most Saturday workshops include an opportunity to paint the figure in more depth. I encourage the use of a wide range of media, singly and together in experimental approaches. I can provide some materials, (except for canvas or board), but please do feel free to bring your own.

Drawing a Head

This workshop looks at ways of drawing the model's head. Whilst not a portrait class as such, we will discover the structures underlying the face which govern the placing of the features. Relative proportions of the facial features to the whole head, and placing on the neck and shoulders, are all important steps towards obtaining a likeness, although obtaining a likeness of the person will not be our primary goal. All drawing media will be explored, including some colour. Some materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

About the tutor:

Felicity Bowers taught life drawing and illustration at City of Bath College from 1998 to 2006 and at a number of other schools and universities over the last 35 years. She completed a masters degree specialising in fine art printmaking at University of the West of England. She has also taught drawing and printmaking for University of Bath's ICIA.
She has taught regular classes at Bath Artists' Studios since 2006, where she also has a studio.

Venue: Bath Artists' Studios, Bath - website



A limited number of places will be available for individual sessions in all courses, but must be arranged with me in advance. Cost - £22 per one-off class. Unfortunately no concessionary places are available. Payment by installments and pro-rata arrangements can be agreed for individual students.