'Capturing the Essence' 1-day workshop with John Dobbs NEAC

This intense life drawing workshop will initially focus on capturing the essence of the subject as simply as possible, searching for what is meaningful. Line will be the primary tool. As the day progresses these drawings will increase in scale and become more tonal, the length of pose will also increase into the afternoon session. The day will conclude with a plenary session.

About your tutor: John Dobbs NEAC trained as a Draughtsman in electrical engineering before becoming a full time artist in 2003.He was awarded the NEAC Drawing Scholarship in 2012, and was elected a member of the NEAC in 2015. He was a finalist in the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize 2015.


Heatherley's School of Art
75 Lots Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 ORN



There is a 10% discount for New English Friends and students with an appropriate student number booking online. If you are a student you will be asked to provide your Student ID at the workshop.

If you are eligible for a discount please email stating which discount you are eligible for and you will be emailed a special code to use when booking your tickets.

Dates & times

Saturday 9 December 2017
10:30 – 16:30


A1/ A2 Sketchpad or A1/A2 cartridge paper, any drawing medium - but we particularly recommend both willow and compressed charcoal, putty rubber, masking tape. There is a materials shop on site if needed.

There are tea and coffee making facilities on site and cafes nearby - but you might want to bring a packed lunch.

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