Drawing from the model

Short Poses, Movement and Repose

Art Studio16 or 30 May · 10am - 1pm

Event Cancelled

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Drawing from the model: short poses, movement and repose
A 3-hour morning workshop led by tutor Caragh Savage


The workshop caters for people of all abilities, although some drawing experience may be useful and seeks to provide a good block of time to deeply engage with observational drawing.

The three-hour session offers experimentation within life drawing through studying a variety of poses, and exploring the different approaches required to capture the subject at varying speeds. Before the interval, there will be a large number of short poses (30 sec – 5 min). The second part of the session will address drawing the figure in motion, and then will finish with a 20-30 min seated pose. The goal is to build confidence and encourage flexibility of thinking when representing the figure. Drawing media will include pencils, graphite and charcoal (provided) with participants welcome to bring and use their own wet media, should they choose to. The workshop will involve both group and individual tuition from the experienced tutor, and use an unclothed, female model.


– There will be a short interval break at the halfway point
– Basic materials provided and participants can bring their own wet media if they so wish
– The morning session can be enjoyed on its own, or complement the afternoon session, which focuses solely on the long pose


Caragh Savage is a British artist who specialises in drawing, with a particular focus on the portrait. Her first degree in sculpture informs an interest in the manipulation and resonance of materials, and in the interplay between 2D and 3D representation. She has exhibited internationally and has been shortlisted for both the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2017) and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (2018). Caragh has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from West Surrey College of Art & Design (UCA Farnham), and an MA in Drawing from Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL).


3-hour session  ·  16 or 30 May  ·  10am – 1pm
£28, £23 Concs & UoB Staff, £18 EAC*
(includes basic materials)

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