The Clothed Figure – Term 1 2024 (Sat 1.30pm)

The Clothed Figure – Term 1 2024 (Sat 1.30pm)

$390.00 inc. GST

Lecturer: Lucy Turnbull
Sat 24 Feb – Sat 6 Apr (excluding public holidays, 30 March)
1.30pm – 4.30pm
Level – Intermediate to Advanced

Drawing from a figure in a constructed setup, Turnbull will introduce a series of strategies utilising line, tone, composition, shapes, pattern and distortion, to develop new ways to represent what we see on paper. In this course, participants are invited to look beyond a particular way in which a thing exists or appears, to consider vast pictorial possibilities with a broad range of materials.

Sessions will involve open discussions looking at contemporary and historical drawings and paintings, to see how artists have used clothing and drapery to draw attention to human form.


  • A2 newsprint pad (or 20-30 sheets of newsprint or similar)
  • willow charcoal
  • A1 cartridge paper
  • graphite (2B or 4B)
  • white eraser
  • cotton rag
  • 2 large bulldog clips
  • masking tape
  • sketchbook (A4 or smaller)
  • Your choice of additional materials, this may include coloured pencils, pastels, gouache, acrylic, cut paper and collage.


Lucy Turnbull is a lecturer in drawing and painting at Adelaide Central School of Art. She received her Masters of Fine Art from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (2018) and graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours (2010). Turnbull’s interest lies in drawing from observation to record her experience of place.

Recent exhibitions include a collaboration with Kelly Reynolds for Drawing Exchange at Adelaide Central Gallery, The Apparent Divide at Praxis Artspace, and Artist in Residence programs at Sauerbier House, Pt Noarlunga and Hill End, NSW.



Images: Lucy Turnbull, sketch, 2023, pencil on paper, 20x30cm; Lucy Turnbull, sketch, 2023, acrylic on paper, 20x30cm


Categories:UncategorisedDrawingPaintingShort CoursesTerm 1 2024
Discipline:DrawingMixed Media
Experience Level:IntermediateAdvanced
Content Type:Figurative

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