For artist Michael Sandle, the biggest challenge he faces when teaching Life Drawing is that ‘most people don’t understand what they are looking at.’

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Tate invited five well-known artists to teach a Life Drawing Masterclass, from their own unique perspective.  In this film Michael Sandle explores precise observation with his students, asking them to cast aside expression, feeling and movement, while focusing purely on ‘what’s there in front of them.’

The classes are from the  ‘Reimagining the Line’ course at Tate Modern,  part of an on-going Tate research project about  the impact of art education on artistic production.  Classes in the series were led by Michael Sandle, Derek Boshier, Eileen Hogan, Bill Woodrow, and Christopher Le Brun.