Drawing from the model

The Long Pose

Art Studio16 or 30 May · 2-5pm

Event Cancelled

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Drawing from the model: the long pose
A 3-hour afternoon workshop led by tutor Caragh Savage


The session 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.

This three-hour session provides an opportunity to work on one drawing: with consideration of composition, representation of the figure in an environment, development of tonal range, and inclusion of props and drapery. Alternatively, participants may prefer to make multiple drawings of one pose, using the longer time frame to undertake preparatory studies before the interval, and a final drawing in the second part of the session. Tonal range will also be considered, using drawing media (provided) – pencils, graphite and charcoal, 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 afternoon session can be enjoyed on its own, or complement the morning session which looks at short poses and movement


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  ·  2-5pm
£28, £23 Concs & UoB Staff, £18 EAC*
(includes basic materials)

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