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Full Tutored Intensive 2 Day Life Drawing Workshop (KYOTO) by Joni Duarte

Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st December

It's been a year since the professional tutor/painter Joni Duarte from London gave us tuition with his full-attention and deliberate care. We are pleased to inform that Joni will come back before the Christmas to have a workshop with us! The workshop last year was so successful and benefited all the attendances. Please don't miss this precious opportunity to touch new methods cultivated in a variety of his background and experience (in Kyoto, Lisbon and London) and take an advantage of it for your artistic practice. 

Since the 2-day workshop (4 sessions in total) are structured to be gone through in several classes, you are welcome to reserve some classes of your choice as a series, or still welcome to attend a single class.

Appropriate for all levels, from beginners to advanced. All the classes are full tutored and include demonstrations, one-to-one tuition, original textbook by the instructor and life models (nude or costumed). It will hugely benefit you to join even a single class.

Instructions will be given in English and Japanese.

Materials are not included; please bring your own. Chairs, drawing boards and easels (limited to 10 people) are provided. If you surely need an easel, we appreciate you bring your own. 

Course Structure

Introduction Session - Tuesday 18th December

Session 1 - 10:30 - 13:30

Lecture "A brief introduction to the history of figure drawing in Ateliers"

The Greeks - The Romans - Ateliers of middle ages and Italian Renaissance - Art schools 

There will be a Q and A session at 11am followed by a live drawing demonstration at 12pm.

Day One - Wednesday 19th December

Session 1 - 10:30 - 13:30 

Basic structure of head and features (Portrait anatomy, beginners for head drawing)
Italian female model (Costumed)
Short poses (drawing a head from different angles)

​Session 2 - ​14:30 - 17:30 

Gesture Drawing. Visual elements (fundamentals of drawing)
Italian female model (nude)
Short poses

Day Two - Friday 21st December

Session 1 - 10:30 - 13:30 

Introduction to shading and anatomy
Italian female model (nude)
Two-hour long pose

​Session 2 - ​14:30 - 17:30 

Rendering and finishing
Italian female model (nude)
Two-hour long pose (continuous pose of the afternoon)




752 Nishihashizume-cho, Gojo-agaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi

About Joni Duarte

Joni Hirata Duarte, began his studies in art at Lisbon Art University (BA), and subsequently moved to London to further pursue his passion for art. Joni completed his MA at City & Guilds London Art School in 2012 and continued to develop his career as an artist at Lavender Hill Studios. Now he is a senior tutor at London Fine Art Studios.

Please check his drawing process that you are supposed to learn in the videos below.

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