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Long Pose Figure Painting Course


Course Outline:​


The goal of this class is to take the students through the process of constructing a representational style figure painting using a tonalist approach to painting


The students will be tasked with producing a series of smaller studies of the figure in the same pose, which will inform the final larger figure painting.


The studies include:


  • Pencil drawing (approximately A4 in size)

  • Value study in oil on canvas (same size as pencil drawing)

  • Transfer drawing (approx A2 in size)

  • Final painting in oil on canvas (same size as transfer drawing


Tools that will be covered include


  • Gesture

  • Shape

  • Proportion

  • Value

  • Colour

  • Edges

  • Handling of materials



Some short demos will be part of the class, and every student will receive individual critiques every class.

Email me for an Enrolment Form:

To enrol in any of the Melbourne events, please contact  Pilar on;


0413 527 485

Nicolas Chen & Robert Kelly

Long Pose

Figure Painting & Drawing

Date: 11th May to 29 June, 2019 (every Saturday for 8 weeks)

Time: 10am to 1pm - (3 hours per session)


Location: Studio 1310, Malvern (above Senior Art Supplies)


​Limited numbers: 10


What to bring:  Once enrolled materials list will be emailed to you.

Course Fee: 8 weeks $400 (includes tuition and model fees)


Causual rate:  $70 one 3 hour session (course taster)


Tutors: Nicolas Chen and Robert Kelly (two tutors each session)



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