10 week course with Alex Roberts

Afternoon Life Drawing

Art Studio2.30-4pm

Life Drawing: Investigating fundamentals to retracing the physicality of the drawing process in relation to how the figure poses and moves. 

The course caters for people of all abilities in our light and airy Art Studio, and seeks to provide a platform for experimentation within life drawing, stimulating imagination and enhancing skills. The goal is to build confidence and provide the tools to develop observation and drawing abilities.

During the ten weeks you will explore techniques to aid tackling form, shape, line, proportions and the use of tone within the drawing process; perceiving, creating and presenting a drawn dialogue. The course will includes the chance to experiment with black and white materials, as well as trialling the use of colour in one and half hour long sessions. Media will include drawing (pencils, graphite, charcoal, and ink) and a plethora of traditional and new mark-making techniques; moderately referring to further painting, printing and collage. All courses will involve both group and individual tuition from an experienced tutor, and use male and female life models (unclothed).

The course is well structured, Alex is very attentive and gives individual advice and very helpful tips. The atmosphere in class is very relaxing and friendly.

TUTOR: Alex Roberts is a British artist, a collaborative researcher who curates, and an educator who lives and works between Berlin and the UK.  She works with paint and translucence, addressing paintings’ surface, layers and spatial depth, via the play of colour and immediacy of marks.  Testing the sliding scales of how we perceive identity, change, encounters, and human tangibility.

Alex exhibits internationally. Curating and facilitating visual art projects is a research method; an extension of her studio practice. Alex completed her MAFA at Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), following a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the University of Reading.  She continues to work at The Edge, as an Artist Tutor alongside Drawing Projects UK and The Drawing Week, Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University.  New lecturer roles for 2019 include: Stretching Klee’s line: drawing for our digital age, Bauhaus Summer School, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.  www.alexroberts.com


6 FEB – 10 APRIL 2019 

£122, £98 CONCS & UOB STAFF, £74 EAC*
(includes materials)

*Please note we charge an Online Booking Fee of £0.60 per transaction

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PLEASE NOTE: On Wed 6 – Sat 9 Feb the University of Bath campus will be busy due to the Fed Cup taking place here. We recommend using public transport or leaving extra time for parking.