In some cultures it is difficult – if not impossible – to run life drawing workshops for DP art students if the model (male or female) is nude. For some of the members of the school administration, parents, and possibly other teachers and students in those cultures, its a step too far.

However, when it is possible, it can be a  real learning experience. A day devoted to an intensive period of observational study inevitable improves students’ observational and analytical skills, and it can also enable  student to generate a number of artworks, some of which might even find their way into the final exhibition.

On Sunday we had one of our regular 10.00 – 4.00 Life Drawing Workshops, and some of the pieces created are shown here.

If it is at all possible for you to offer some form of figure drawing for your students, I encourage you to do so.

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