Life Drawing Workshop: Bodies into Abstract Shape

Saturday 22 April 2017, 10.30am – 4pm, £60 / Members £45

Nichola Pemberton Life Drawing

This life drawing session will focus on capturing movement of the body through a range of poses and actions. The workshop has been developed by artist Nichola Pemberton, taking inspiration from our exhibition Disobedient Bodies: J W Anderson curates The Hepworth Wakefield as well as work by Barbara Hepworth.

You will start by working in the galleries, looking at the body as it moves past negative spaces in the sculptures; looking at the movement of people and traffic in the streets below, and experimenting with stencils and cut-outs. These exercises will inform the second part of the workshop, which continues in the learning studios. Pemberton will guide you in drawing from a life model, using various approaches to break down the body into abstract shapes.

You will produce a range of preparatory sketches and at least one finished piece of work. No previous experience is necessary.


£60 / Members £45

Half of the allocated places are offered to Members at the discounted rate of 25% off, sold on a first come, first served basis. Become a Member.

Book your place online or if you have any questions or special requirements then don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing or calling 01924 247398.

About the Tutor

Nichola Pemberton has thirteen years’ experience of producing exhibitions and workshops for all age groups. Her work focuses on approaches to drawing, often incorporating elements of performance within the drawing process, and video in its presentation. Her previous drawings have been produced whilst trampolining, cartwheeling and standing in front of a wind machine. She has exhibited at Project Space Leeds, The National Glass Centre and Bloc Projects, and has produced workshops for Darts, Doncaster; East Street Arts, Leeds; Leeds Art Gallery; West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds and The Hepworth Wakefield. 


  • 22 April 2017