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Rhythms in Space, 2-day figure workshop with Jane Bond NEAC RP

This two-day intensive workshop is a unique opportunity to work from both a dancer / life model and a live musician.

Week one will start with a series of quick poses (musician playing, model moving) with the emphasis on responding to shape in an intuitive way. These poses will increase in time allowing you to build a rapport with your subject, and will incorporate either one or both models together. Space, sound, shape, rhythm and movement are the key elements under investigation.

The information gathered will inform the basis of a compositional narrative to be developed on the second day. This could be entirely imagined or you can continue to use the two live models to gather further information as needed. The emphasis will be on using wet and dry monochromatic media to create something highly personalised.

Each day will conclude with a plenary session.

You may book either one or both sessions which should be seen as primarily drawing rather than painting.

Your tutor

Jane Bond NEAC RP is a graduate of the Royal Academy Schools and a member of the Royal Society of Portrait painters. She is well-known for her portrait work and has many influences including 15th Century Altar Pieces, Velazquez, Monet and Freud. She is a regular exhibitor at the Mall Galleries and has also shown at the BP portrait award at the National Portrait Gallery.  


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


£55 for a single day or £100 for both days

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 3 December & Saturday 10 December 2016

10.30am-4.00 pm


Please bring:

  • easel clips / masking tape
  • although some drawing paper is provided, a roll of plain medium weight decorator's lining paper which is robust and good for water based media and larger scale work would be useful
  • a selection of monochromatic media (ie black/white acrylic or gouache and a range of large and small paint brushes, charcoal, ink, crayon / pastel and pen)

There is a materials shop on site if needed.

A packed lunch is optional as there are cafes nearby and tea/coffee making facilities within the school.

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