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Life Drawing (Tutored)


Join renowned artist and teacher Darien Pullen in these detailed Life Drawing classes.

Darien’s sessions are suitable for artists of any level and ability, designed to develop your observational skills.

The unique aspect of these classes is Darien’s tutelage style. Rather than attempting to draw the human form with no guidance, Darien leads his students through the process each week, dispelling wisdom and practical tips along the way!

WHEN: Wednesdays, 14 July – 15 September (10 weeks), 1pm – 3pm
Wednesdays, 13 October – 15 December (10 weeks), 1pm – 3pm
VENUE: Big Fish Studio
COST: Full $280 / Concession $230
AGES: 16+

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Please Note: The health and safety of our staff, artists and patrons is FCAC’s highest priority. You will be required to follow all COVID-19 protocol at the centre. Please bring a mask to wear in any indoor or outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible. You will also be expected to observe to maximum room capacities, printed outside each venue.

Find out more about COVID Safety at FCAC. 

We understand that 2020/21 has been a difficult year for our community. If you would like to participate in these classes but are under financial stress, please contact Urvi Majumdar (urvi@footscrayarts.comto discuss a solution.  

About the Teaching Artist


Darien is a professional Melbourne-based artist with over 30 years of exhibiting and teaching experience.   His work includes drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture, all developed from observational studies, and mostly of the human body.  

He says, “These are not idealised bodies These images are about the subtlety of a gesture – the very personal way someone will sit, or turn. The way each person moves, leans or walks is unique.  This is about what it means to be human, about what it is for each of us to be contained in a body. There is a universality in this which connects us, but beauty is a product of individuality and circumstance.”  

Darien’s work has been described as ‘sensitive and well observed’ with ‘a skilled drawing ability and subtle use of colour’.  His love of paint is obvious and of this he says: “Great paintings have never been purely about imagery – the mark, the colour and the intensity are all equally important.  Great paintings are about paint.” 

Presented as part of FCAC’s Creative Workshops Program.

1- Image by Gianna Rizzo.

Date & Times


Wednesdays, 14 July – 15 September (10 weeks),
1pm – 3pm

Wednesdays, 13 October – 15 December (10 weeks),
1pm – 3pm


Big Fish Studio


Full $280 / Concession $230

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