Digital Streaming Studio - Evening | The Figure in Motion

A live online life drawing session that introduces students to the ways in which we can capture movement in our depictions of the figure.

Experience a drawing class like no other. These evening drawing sessions, broadcast live from the Royal Drawing School studios, are an opportunity for students to experience the dynamic and dramatic possibilities of the life room from home. Join students online from across the globe to draw from the model, theatrical sets, dancers, musicians and more, with something new each week. Using a range of drawing practices, our expert tutors will guide you through a series of exercises over the course of each session.

In this two-hour life drawing session students will explore the challenges and possibilities of drawing the moving form.

Tutor Elizabeth McCarten will introduce expressive drawing approaches and show students how to increase the range and quality of mark making that will help to capture the figure in motion. Students will also start to explore the tension that lies between figurative and abstract work.

Suggested Materials:

Please have materials to hand that you would like to use and experiment with. It is good to have things set up nearby that you can get to quickly so please prepare your space before the start of the class.

  • Charcoal or pencils
  • Soft pastels
  • Watercolour or ink and brushes
  • Coloured pens
  • Paper
  • Something to lean on

Please note: The Royal Drawing School online models will not pose nude. Models in this series will be semi clothed.


  • You can book these sessions individually, or you can book the event series giving you access to all 6 sessions with 10% off. Book the whole series here.
  • All students will need a device that supports the latest version of Zoom
  • Chat support available during the session

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Featured image by Royal Drawing School