Tuesday, 18 January '22   2 days
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
7 spaces available

Course Code: SSGLD22
Tutor: Zarahn Southon
When: Tue & Wed 9.30am - 3.30pm
Dates: 18 & 19 January 2022
Duration: 2 days
Maximum Enrolment: 12 

Cost: $265

In this life drawing course, students will draw from the nude model using a range of materials including charcoal, chalk and pencil.
Beginning with a series of quick poses, students will be encouraged to explore gestural drawing by paying close attention to the inner curve of the pose. Drawing the inner curve provides a deeper understanding of the human form, adding depth and vitality to the drawn figure.
The history of the gestural curve will be discussed with reference to William Hogarth’s text Line of Beauty. Gesture and action drawing will be demonstrated to students’, highlighting discussed concepts and principles.


Materials list
Gestural Life Drawing with Zarahn Southon

A basic kit of materials to get you up and going is listed here. Specialist art shops are the best
option and will provide student discounts if you mention that you are attending the school.
Recommended stores are:
• Studio Art Supplies – Crummer Road, Grey Lynn.
• The French Art Shop – Taylors Road, Morningside
• Gordon Harris – Gillies Avenue, Newmarket and Symonds Street, Auckland Central
• Takapuna Art Supplies – Takapuna
• Warehouse Stationery – has Winton oil paint

Materials required:
• 1x box willow charcoal
• 1x dark sanguine pastel
• 1x white chalk pastel
• 1x HB pencil
• 2x 2B pencil
• 1x 3B pencil
• 1x 5B pencil
• 1x kneadable rubber eraser
• 1x hard eraser
• x blending stump
• 1x knitting needle for measuring (optional)
• 1x A2 or A1 drawing pad/ paper (white or toned optional) Gordon Harris 120gram pad or equivalent
• or alternatively you have the option of purchasing large pieces of paper from Browne school,
• 1x hard drawing board (optional)
• 2x bulldog clamps, or similar
• 1x pencil sharpener (manual or sandpaper) or a general-purpose razor blade or Stanley knife
to sharpen drawing instruments
• •1x sanding block

At Browne School of Art, we also have a selection of basic materials available for purchase:
Paper in A1 - A2 sheets, newsprint, cartridge, sugar grey, wet strength, bulldog clips, pencils
charcoal, erasers, white chalk, black ink

This list is a general guide only. The majority (though not necessarily all) of these materials
may be used as students progress. Canvases, panels and boards can be prepared fairly easily and
these need to be to your own preferred formats and sizes. If you are using oil paints please come
prepared for this with odourless turpentine and plenty of rags for cleaning up.


Standard Booking
Online payment includes payment fee of 2.9% + NZ$0.30. Offline payment details on confirmation page.
Standard Booking + $10.00 BSA Student Fund - Donation
A $10 donation will go to our BSA Student Fund - helping those who are unwaged or under financial hardship (with a Community Services Card) to attend our courses.

Browne School of Art
194 Great North Road
Grey Lynn