Life Drawing Masterclass | King's College Taunton

Life Drawing Masterclass

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Creativity is in abundance at King's. Offering our pupils a rich variety of experiences and opportunities, at the end of the Michaelmas Term we welcomed artist and illustrator Charlotte Steel to the art department. As part of the Royal Academy's Outreach Programme, Charlotte delivered an inspirational life-drawing workshop for our Sixth Form pupils.

The day introduced drawing from a life model in a challenging but playful way, through a series of fast-paced activities that also enabled our pupils to explore the language of charcoal and mark making.

Charlotte emphasised the importance of observation, but also of reflection and instinct, engaging in discussion and critique as the day progressed. There was a great buzz of energy in the Silvermead studio and the pupils worked with real commitment, often feeling outside of their comfort zones, to create some fantastic drawings.

Commenting, our Head of Art, Clare Schmidt, said: "It was an exhausting but highly rewarding day for everyone involved. Life drawing has long been considered one of the best ways for pupils to to learn about the figure and develop their observational skills. We would like to thank Charlotte and the model for this memorable experience.”

As part of our own outreach activities, Clare will be running art workshops, assisted by King's pupils at Holy Trinity Primary School this term.

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