Life Drawing



Tuesdays : portrait drawing ( 5 evenings) – from 17.00 to 19:30, starts at 17 of August

Wensdays: free drawing (5 evenings) from 17.00 to 19.30

Thursdays: Akt drawing (5 evenings) from 17-00 to 19.30

Price: 3000,- for 5 evenings from. 17.00 til 19.30
If you combine this course with the painting the same evening, you get bouth courses fore 5500,- NOK

For registration please contact us by e-  or mail phone Magdalena: 41257336


Content of the course

This course gives a solid introduction to figure drawing, using a constructive language of shapes, based on classical rules for anatomical construction of the human body.

We draw a live model, which changes every 5 nights, alternating between male and female. We begin by drawing the big shapes of the body and with getting the proportions right, as well as understanding the model’s counterweight balance and position in the room. Thereafter the teaching focuses on form, shape, volume, dynamic and rhythm, proportions, light and shadows. We study the human body in a big format, using coal, chalk and red chalk, and we do croquis drawings (quick sketches) with pencil and coal. The teaching consists of class teaching and individual feedback and corrections.


Duration of the course

The course is 5 evenings, but if you wish to follow the course the whole year, potentially in combination with the portrait drawing course, please contact us for prices and registration.I


Recommended equipment

  • Drawing or sketching paper in size A3
  • A selection of pencils from B and upwards
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Coal
  • Advantageously a roll of masking tape


Teacher: Jan Cato Bøttger is the founder, owner and main teacher at Christiania Art Academy. He is educated as a visual artist at the Statens Kunstakademi, today called Kunsthøyskolen or Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and he has run courses, art schools and teaching, as well as research and analysis of classical art, for over 40 years. He is among the most skilled within his field and within life drawing and painting.