Upcoming17 David Henderson – Drawing the Figure in Pencil, Charcoal, Conté, and Wash

Event Phone: 0266431528

Details Price Qty
Depositshow details + $200.70 (AUD)  

  • April 13, 2019 - April 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

You may enrol and pay a $195.00 DEPOSIT either using our online store. Please note that there will be a $5.70 PayPal transaction fee added to the deposit price for when using our online store. Or by downloading and completing a 2019 Application Form (PDF) or the 2019 Application Form Word DOC and posting with your payment. With the final payment due by Friday, February 1, 2019. Progressive payments are acceptable. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Fees for 2019 will be

  • $655.00 – Adult Full Fee
  • $630.00 – Seniors Card
  • $590.00 – Australian Pension Concession Card
  • $300.00 –School Student

2019 Terms and Conditions

An anonymous donation has allowed us to offer a special discount of $200 off the workshop fee for six registrations.

This workshop will investigate this most engaging of subjects using a range of drawing media and techniques. Throughout history, the human figure has been at the very centre of the visual arts. Equal emphasis placed on both an understanding of first principles and on developing skill. A series of exercises aimed at helping the student to see and represent the rhythmic line, chiaroscuro, anatomy and the dynamic relationships between forms in space applied to the living figure. A discussion and close study of some of the best examples of figure drawing, past and present, will be an integral part of the workshop. The model fee will be included in the requirements list. Open to all comers 18 years and over.

Day 1
Morning: Introduction to the workshop. Discussion of the language of drawing, basic drawing exercises: line and gesture.
Afternoon: Drawing from the model in charcoal and pencil.

Day 2
Morning: Shape and proportion
We will discuss understanding the negative shapes and the basic measuring techniques.
Afternoon: Drawing from the model in charcoal and pencil.

Day 3
Morning: Chiaroscuro: light and shade as a means of understanding form.
Afternoon: drawing from the model in monochrome wash and charcoal.

Day 4
Form: perspective and foreshortening; an introduction to anatomy.
Afternoon: Drawing from the model on toned paper

Day 5
Here we will discuss the figure in context to developing a personal approach.
Afternoon: A long pose; drawing from the model using mixed media.

If you have any questions regarding the materials requirements for this workshop please contact the office on 02 6643 1528 orinfo@fayboydsfineartschool.com

David Henderson trained at London’s Royal Academy Schools and since graduating has worked as a full-time artist, holding numerous solo exhibitions in Brisbane, Melbourne, Rome, and London. He has participated in many group exhibitions, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Doug Moran Portrait Prize and the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize. His awards include the S.J. Solomon Prize at the RA Schools and Best of Show at the Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular. David has taught at the Queensland Art Gallery, QUT, Brisbane Institute of Art and since 1995 has worked regularly as a tour leader and lecturer in France and Italy for ASA Tours, a Melbourne-based travel company. David’s art hangs at Piers Feetham Gallery, London and Graydon Gallery, Brisbane.

Professional Memberships Fellow, Royal Society of Arts and Chelsea Arts Club
Artist-in-Residencies 2015 c.r.e.t.a.Studios, Rome
Website: www.davidhenderson.com.au
Instagram: davidhmhenderson



97 Mary Street, Grafton, New South Wales, 2460, Australia


Please Note: All workshops run concurrently this allows you to only enrol in one workshop. Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School will be held at the Grafton High School. There will be twenty-two 5-day workshops on offer with tutors who have been selected to provide students with professional, expert tuition in their chosen form of the Visual Arts.

Grafton is situated on the Northern Rivers of NSW approximately seven hours north of Sydney and three hours south of Brisbane by road. Access to Grafton is possible via car, plane, bus or train.

Grafton’s “Bendy Bridge” Credit: Louis Covre, Grafton Fast Photos

WORKSHOP INFORMATION – Following your enrolment you will receive your Student Requirement List, a Models Fee (if applicable), and a map of Grafton plus general information for your convenience.

WORKSHOP VENUE – All workshops will be held at the Grafton High School. Classrooms will be allocated on the first morning of the School.

SCHOOL CAFETERIA – Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea will be available on Campus, pre-ordering of lunches will also be offered. Your support of this small local business offering fresh home cooking would be greatly appreciated.

MEDICAL ATTENTION AND INSURANCE – The organiser holds Public Liability Insurance only; students are advised to take out independent policies for sickness, accident benefits, and personal possessions should you wish. The Emergency Department at the Grafton Base Hospital is open 24 hours a day for any emergency treatment required.

ACCOMMODATION – Please book your accommodation early. A list of suggested hotels, motels, etc. is available from our Accommodation Page. If you need help or advice, please do not hesitate to phone the office on 02 6643 1528.

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