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Life Drawing (Tutored) – Term 1 & 2


Advance your life drawing skills with a two-hour tutored session each week. In these sessions you will improve your life drawing skills with an emphasis on anatomy and gesture.

Led by respected artist and teacher Darien Pullen, you will develop an understanding of capturing the subtle nuances of the human body. As models move into different poses, you will improve your observational skills while working with charcoal. Materials are supplied.

With a variety of models and a range of different length poses, students can develop an understanding of human form and learn how to describe it. Advanced students can refine their observational and descriptive skills with an emphasis on the specifics of a pose and on human anatomy. An opportunity will be provided to explore different systems of rendering, and longer poses to further develop these.

Secondary or tertiary students can use these classes to gain more life drawing experience, or to further enhance or increase a folio. Students are encouraged to use charcoal, which is supplied, but may use any other drawing medium.

WHEN: Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm
Term 1: 5 February – 25 March
Term 2: 22 April – 10 June
VENUE: Big Fish Studio
COST: $250 Full / $230 Concession (8 sessions)

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About FCAC Tutor: Darien Pullen

Darien Pullen is a painter, draughtsman, sculptor and printmaker. Schooled in Canberra he studied at Canberra School of Art, East Sydney Technical College and completed a Diploma of Art and Design at Prahran CAE, majoring in painting in 1978.

Since 1977 he has exhibited in Sydney, Canberra and throughout Victoria and in traveling international exhibitions. He is represented in public and private collections in Australia and Europe. He has taught painting and drawing at FCAC since 1982 and has taught at various other centres including Royal Park Psychiatric Hospital and Monash University.

Presented as part of FCAC’s Arts Learning Program.

1- Image by Sarah Walker

Date & Times

Term 1: 5 February – 25 March
Term 2: 22 April – 10 June


Big Fish Studio


$250 Full
$230 Concession

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