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Classical Life Class, with Scott Breton

25 February 2021

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 25 February 2021

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25 February 2021
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Upstairs at Petrie Terrace Gallery
3/162 Petrie Terrace
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
07 3367 1977

Do you struggle to make your figure drawings feel three dimensional – are they a bit flat?

Or are they unconvincing, just not seeming quite right?

Or do they lack dynamism? Perhaps a bit static and not so vital?

Perhaps you just want to learn more about rendering or shading the figure?

Classical Life Class with Scott Breton course covers these essential topics – with group demos as well as one on one tuition in this class working from the nude model

Suitable for beginners or more experienced drawers

8 Session series of Lessons, starting Thursday January 7th 2021, RQAS Studio, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane. 7:10pm to 9:40pm

The content will be drawing from the model working through the Elements of Classical Figure Drawing from the Form, Gesture, Anatomy course.

We will cover the following main areas – both separately and then reintegrating them together.

  1. Blocking in and accuracy – key landmarks, orienting masses in space in relation to each other, analysing form and gesture in essentials, in particular the torso
  2. Thinking in Volumes – seeing/feeling and drawing the body as large masses, and constructing/ depicting subforms using only line.
  3. Design principles in the human body (and nature generally) – S curves, C curves, and straight lines, line weight, harmony and variation, counterbalance, extending lines as far as possible, looking for a major line of design and related lines
  4. Gesture and exaggeration – finding swing and rhythm to the line, taking the observed pose and exaggerating this slightly, telling a story with the body – making it move
  5. Rendering – principles of rendering form in light and shade, types of rendering, points about rendering in different media, options for direction of linear rendering,

About Scott Breton:

Scott Breton is a figurative fine artist from Brisbane, Australia.

After completing a science degree (BSc (Genetics) University of Queensland) and contemplating a career in biotechnology, Scott committed fully to pursuing art, continuing a classically leaning arts education and practice begun much earlier. In 2012 Scott won the highly contested A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship, Australia’s largest national prize for developing the careers of traditional representational artists. This allowed Scott to do further study with contemporary classical artists in the US and Europe, and has contributed to his view of the relevance of Renaissance thinking and aesthetics in the Arts in the 21st century.

Using a range of traditional drawing, painting and sculpting media as well as exploring digital counterparts to these, Scott sees plastic composition rather than any particular media as the core of the classical ethos. He is interested in how this sense of plasticity can be utilised by the contemporary artist. This endeavour seems to closely mirror a more general exploration of how the specifics of the contemporary human experience relate to and can be informed by insights about the human condition that have emerged across all of human history.

To continue and expand his work in fine art education, Scott was a cofounder of The International Arts and Culture Group (TIAC Group) in 2016, and now spends his time between Brisbane, Australia and Florence, Italy, working on his compositions and TIAC’s arts education projects.