Life drawing workshop for Lower Sixth artists
Lower Sixth artists enjoyed a day of life drawing, with Royal Academy drawing tutor Charlotte Steel. She encouraged them to develop their drawing skills in an experimental and expressive manner, recording the shapes made by the model, and the light and dark within the figure.
During the drawing session the students’ progress was rapid, as they were asked to reflect, to absorb, to play and to persevere. The drawing sessions were intense, tasks were demanding but the atmosphere created was contemplative. Charlotte asked students to consider what Art meant to them, how to explore their ability, and how to embrace new materials and approaches without fear, as making mistakes and developing resilience were vital to progress.
Charlotte finished by encouraging the students to consider the possibilities within their work and enjoy developing them, she gave them time to refine and resolve, to work out what to leave in and what to take out. The drawings that were created were dynamic and full of energy.