Anatomy of Style | Life Drawing for Beginners | Patrick J Jones Bienarté

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Anatomy of Style | Life Drawing for Beginners | Patrick J Jones

Anatomy of Style | Life Drawing for Beginners | Patrick J Jones

The foundation of the success of award-winning fantasy and sci-fi artist and author Patrick J Jones, is his finely honed figure drawing skills and his belief that understanding gesture is the key to drawing figures with style.

In this weekend figure-drawing course, Patrick will introduce you to the forgotten secrets of the old masters and share his exciting and accessible figure drawing methods and formulas developed over decades of presenting Masterclasses.

What will I learn?

Through a combination of demonstrations and your own practice, you will learn a range of techniques and formulas for producing anatomically accurate, stylish and graceful human figures. This will include:

  • Introduction to drawing materials
  • The Head structure: landmarks and measurements
  • The Figure structure: landmarks and measurements
  • Gesture and Contour
  • Creating Dimension
  • Light and Shadow
  • Mnemonics
  • Line and Tone
  • Finding Style

Who is this course suitable for?

Anyone who would like to learn to draw the human figure.

What do I need to bring?

Kits are available for purchase on the first day of the workshop for $40. To pre-order your kit, please select “Patrick Jones Materials Kit” at checkout or you can download a list of required materials below.

  • Butcher’s paper
  • Charcoal Sticks, big and small
  • Kneadable Eraser
  • Paper Stump
  • Chamois Cloth (real leather, not synthetic)
  • Peel & Sketch Charcoal Pencil 5633T Soft
  • Sanding Pad
  • Sharpening Blade


What is provided?

  • Professional life models
  • Anatomy of Style Study Sheets to "Finding Your Unique Style"
  • Easels
  • Backing boards
  • Chairs
  • Tea and coffee (please bring your own mug)
  • A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • Connection to the Bienarté art community

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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Course testimonials:

  • The course is excellent! You will definitely learn a lot! Patrick is not only an amazing teacher but it is a pleasure to be with him in the same room. He is friendly, makes jokes, tells anecdotes, makes you feel comfortable, while being extremely professional. In addition, Yasmin was very helpful with the logistics, and the models were very professional. Thank you, and hopefully I'll be back to take another course soon! Sara. R from Woolloongaba
  • Drawing has always been a passion for me and I have always believed that the way to become a true artist was to first understand the human figure and be able to render it accurately. Creativity could follow from then. I found this course to be inspiring as well as informative. The venue is comfortable and well lit. The models were exceptional. Patrick is that rare creature who can not only draw exceptionally well but also has the ability to explain how he does so. He is also relaxed, friendly and very supportive. I encourage all developing artists to enrol for this course. I will be returning for his advanced course as soon as I can. D.Robson from Brisbane
  • I enjoyed everything about the course. Firstly, it was great to have the ‘kit’ of materials to buy from BPC and at a reasonable cost. The course itself was challenging but Patrick guides you through the steps. He is open to the groups questions and willing to go over anything we asked for. He gave individual helpful advice along the way as well. Really good weekend. D. Shapiro, Sydney