An evening of life drawing in a unique setting.
Inspired by our visitors' drawings in the Common Room, this life-like drawing workshop takes place in the unique setting of the Upper and Tall Galleries, where the figures you'll be drawing are Ron Mueck's life-life sculptures.
With a wealth of inspiration around you, perhaps you'll make your own interpretation of Youth or Dead Dad? Or maybe you just can't look away from the gaze of the monumental woman In Bed?
This workshop is for anyone with an interest in drawing. Everyone welcome, from beginners through to those with some experience. Join us for this unique opportunity to get creative in our galleries.
Led by artist, illustrator and educator Duncan Ross, you'll learn a range of approaches and techniques for working ‘from life’. The sculptural subjects of clothed and unclothed figures will provide an opportunity for study and observation of the human body.
You'll be guided on various techniques such as depicting form, volume, the effects of light and shadow, perspective, foreshortening, composition and proportion, and you can try a range of drawing surfaces and media. The session will include a mixture of short, energetic sketching exercises and longer more in-depth study of a figure.
Drawing materials will be provided.
Just 15 places available so book now to avoid disappointment.
Our galleries will be open for Late Night Art until 9pm so you can stay around to see all of our galleries and enjoy a glass of something in the bar before or after.
Late Night Art Belfast happens on the first Thursday of every month with over a dozen galleries opening their doors for an evening celebration of the vibrant visual arts scene in Belfast.
Duncan Ross' drawings are often produced in collaboration with other artists and arts organisations including his illustrations for Factotum, the publishers of The Vacuum magazine. In addition, Duncan has facilitated and designed publicly sited, socially engaged artworks, including projects for PS2, Golden Thread Gallery and ACNI’s Re-Imaging Communities programme.
His work in educational contexts includes teaching a Reflexive Writing module at Belfast school of Art and delivering art-educational works in schools with Young At Art. His ongoing work includes a monthly live participatory drawing event at the Black Box, Belfast.