Tuesdays’ Life Drawing with Jo Harris (Beginners & Intermediate Level) – Autumn Term

The Phoenix Studio family are delighted to include former Director of the Henley School of Art (and one of our favourite drawing teachers), Jo Harris as one of our own. Her 10 week Life Drawing for Beginners courses are hugely popular (be quick, they sell out fast) and offer so much more than just your bog standard drawing class.

With over 25 years of Life Drawing experience behind her, endless enthusiasm and a real passion for what she does, Jo has carefully designed her classes to be a real creative escape, as well as an extremely effective way to get into the fantastic practice of drawing from life. Part of what makes Jo’s teaching so accessible is her ability to understand where a student may be stuck and to find a way to get them unstuck with the minimum of fuss. Each student receives individual attention and help is offered according to each participant’s skill-set – this makes this course a great option for someone who isn’t necessarily a beginner, but needs a kick start to get going again!  The overall aim of this course is to give students, of all skill level, the tools to draw so that you can find your own drawing style and really let loose – it’s jam-packed full of interesting demonstrations, inspiring exercises, live models, insightful tips, encouragement and a lot of fun. Even if you’ve never really picked up a pencil before, Jo will get you drawing!

This term will start on the 12th September – perfect for all of you who want to get to know your more creative side, try new things and also great for those who would just love 2 hours away from normal life to indulge in an artistic pursuit as old as time!

Come to the studio and take part alongside like-minded, creative folk, you never know what you’ll learn – and, as Jo always says: if you can draw the human body, you can draw ANYTHING!

£285 for the whole 10 weeks, including tuition, life model, materials, tea, coffee and biscuits

Classes will take place on Tuesday mornings, between 10.30am – 12.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Places for this course are secured directly with Jo, the tutor, through her own booking system – we are unable to reserve a place for you.

Please CLICK HERE to be taken through to the booking page on Jo’s website.

If for some reason the link is being tricky, you can also find the courses listed on Jo’s website by typing this into your browser: www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/event-details/10-week-life-drawing-course-at-the-phoenix-studios

If you have any questions you can email our tutor directly at: studiojhat@gmail.com or give her a call on 07748 567250.

This fun course includes:

  • A series of structured demonstrations and exercises lead by tutor Jo Harris, who has over 25 years of teaching experience
  • Each week focus will be paid to a different aspect of life drawing
  • Informal, relaxed & attentive guidance for every student, provided by Jo Harris
  • Working from a different life model each week, who will pose for varying lengths of time

Suitable for?

Anyone, regardless of experience – no younger than 17 years old though I am afraid. Please note that the life model will be undressed throughout the class.

What is included in the price?

  • Two engaging hours of teaching (1030am – 12:30pm)
  • A professional male or female life model
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits
  • There’s no need to bring anything – all materials are provided
  • Use of a beautiful purpose-built art studio with all the equipment & materials you will need
  • Beautiful countryside setting

This course is for you if:

  • You want to draw with more confidence and learn new skills
  • You want to improve your observational skills
  • You want to improve your own artistic practise (even if you normally create in an entirely different medium entirely)
  • You want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in a fun, creative environment
  • You love creativity

Term Dates and Times

Classes will take place on Tuesday mornings, between 10.30am – 12.30pm ​

Autumn 10 Week Term dates:

  1. 12th September
  2. 19th September
  3. 26th September
  4. 3rd October
  5. 10th October
  6. 17th October
  7. 31st October
  8. 7th November
  9. 14th November
  10. 21st November

Jo will also repeat the course again in the New Year (starting in January). Many students will choose to come for repeated terms because you always learn something new and have new revelations the more hone your skills!

Click here to see all of the 2023 mid week term dates.

ABOUT THE TUTOR

Jo Harris

A life long artist, Jo Harris’s drawings are filled with boundless joy and energy. Whilst predominantly drawing in pencil, she is very experimental in her approach, often incorporating different media into her artwork – pastels, colourful pens, charcoal and more! This passion she has for trying new mediums, is transferred to the paper with downright outrageous aplomb – big gestural mark making accompanies delicate attentions to detail in a way that combines wonderfully.

It stands to reason that this passion she has for creating is transferred to the way she teaches. Her enthusiasm will inspire you and she always gets the best from her students.

You can have a look at his website here and examples of her own drawings can be seen below.

£285 for the whole 10 weeks, including tuition, life model, materials, tea, coffee and biscuits

Classes will take place on Tuesday mornings, between 10.30am – 12.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Places for this course are secured directly with Jo, the tutor, through her own booking system – we are unable to reserve a place for you.

Please CLICK HERE to be taken through to the booking page on Jo’s website.

If for some reason the link is being tricky, you can also find the courses listed on Jo’s website by typing this into your browser: www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/event-details/10-week-life-drawing-course-at-the-phoenix-studios

If you have any questions you can email our tutor directly at: studiojhat@gmail.com or give her a call on 07748 567250.

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