Life Draw for Beginners Thurs

Life Drawing with Chris Horder Thursday

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This term will be 5 weeks and have a life model each week, model fees incl in course cost. 

Figure drawing is the traditional cornerstone of art training and the human body offers every challenge one could require—line and tone, perspective and composition. It is immensely satisfying to capture the human form on paper and this course will show you how. We will break the body down into simple shapes to understand body types and foreshortening;drawing forms coming towards you or moving away from you. We will explore gestural drawing with short timed sketches moving towards more relaxed lengthy poses. Looking at portraiture and the structure of the human face we will draw self portraits and learn how to form and shape the face. This class is suited to all levels and will introduce you to the fun of drawing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

 All the courses are 5 weeks and suited to beginners and each new theme helps to build your art technique and allow you to continue practising throughout the year.

About The Teacher - Christopher Horder

Christopher Horder has been painting for over 20 years. Graduating with Honours in Painting from the National Art School. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows nationally and internationally. He has over 10 years teaching experience. He has been a finalist in the Brett Whitley Travelling Arts Scholarship The Dobell Drawing prize, and winner of the Mosman Emerging Artist Award. He is currently working on a body of work for his next solo show.

Equipment List

    • Box of ASSORTED vine charcoal   
    • 1 x ex large willow 
    • Lumograph graphic pencils  2B, 6B  
    • 1 x Generals Soft Sq white chalk pastel 
    • Faber kneadable eraser (soft)   
    • Hard eraser 
    • Pencil Sharpener 
    • Paper stump  
    • 1 sheet mid grey MiTeinte Paper 
    • A2 size cartridge pad (you can also buy loose sheets)  
    • 2 x bulldog clips  


    •  List current as of May 2017, prices subject to change.

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What you will learn
  • Explore the technical, aesthetic and conceptual elements of drawing.
  • Explore the human body, touching on anatomy, measurement, movement.
  • Touch on portraiture and the structure of the human face.
What you will get
  • Tuition under an expert art teacher
  • Small class size to ensure individual attention
  • Free Hessian AOK Studios Bag with kit purchase
  • Tea, Coffee and biscuits.
  • Life models, both male and female for 5 weeks.

What to bring
  • See Equipment list that can be purchased as a kit.
What to wear

Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Appropriate for



Art On King

Vendor since 2016

Art On King is the one stop store for art and craft supplies, joined with Modern Times Bookstore for books, games and cards. Art on King is also the home of Art on King studios where various art classes are held throughout the year.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Art On King or organised by Art On King must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Art On King.


I agree to give Art On King unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Art On King classes and events or on Art On King's premises. (For use of Art On King marketing materials).


Art On King requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms for Enrolment

Attendance: Art On King Studios is not responsible for changes in your personal circumstances. We cannot facilitate make up classes. Your tutor is happy to advise you on work missed and offer homework exercises.

Transfers: Should your circumstances change and you give 7 days notice before the commencment of your course we can facilitate a course transfer to the following term. Transfers will be extended to a maximum of 2 terms. If you provide less than 7 days notice we can only provide a transfer should your course retain a minimum of 6 students to run. Administration fee of $20 applies to transfers with less than 7 days notice. In the case of prolonged illness or unforeseen circumstances we will do our best to accommodate a transfer to the next term but cannot guarantee a place.

Refund Policy: We do not give cash refunds. You must give 7 days notice in the event that you cannot attend a course you have enrolled in. An administration fee of $20 will be charged and you will receive the balance of course fees as a credit , which can be used in the store or towards another course. Any Art Kits or materials purchased for your course can be returned for credit if in a saleable, unused condition. 

Cancellations: All classes need a minimum of 6 students to proceed. Should your course fail to meet minimum, we may either postpone the start date for 1 or 2 weeks or cancel the course. You will be informed at least 24 prior to start date. Your course fees will be refunded in full, or you may choose to transfer to another course. Should the new start date not suit your schedule you will also qualify for a full refund.

Discounts: Enrolled students receive 10% discount off all regular priced art materials from Art On King, for the duration of the course only. Art kits are discounted by 20%.

Fees: Are payable in advance and are for tuition only. You are not guaranteed a place in a course until all fees are paid in full. GST is included in course price.

Promotions: We run various promotions throughout the year. These discounts are valid only if your course runs and are not transferrable to another term. Any  Gift vouchers offered are handed out on the first night of your class, and are not valid should your course be cancelled.

Gift Vouchers: Purchased course gift vouchers are valid for any courses we run and are transferrable to another person or for store credit if you choose not to take a course. Sorry no cash refunds are issued.

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