Life Drawing (Tutored)
Join renowned artist and teacher Darien Pullen as he teaches detailed Life Drawing classes. Darien’s sessions are based around the development of observational skills and they are suitable for artists of any level and ability. The unique advantage of Darien’s Life Drawing classes, is his tutelage. 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, 24 February to 31 March, 1pm – 3pm
VENUE: Big Fish Studio
COST: Full $190 / Concession $175 (6 sessions)
AGES: All ages
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 FCAC. When walking around the centre, you will be required to wear a mask and to use hand sanitiser. You will also observe to maximum room capacities, printed outside each venue. Find out more about general COVID Safety at FCAC.
We understand that 2020 was a difficult year for our community. If you would like to participate in these classes but are under financial stress, please contact Urvi Majumdar (firstname.lastname@example.org) to 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 Sarah Walker