A Holistic Sense of the Figure (10weeks/Online)
Instructor: Martin Campos
January 30-April 3 (ten weeks)
Saturdays, 10 am -1 pm EST
Once basic figure drawing skills are learned then where do we go? There is so much more to life drawing and painting than beautifully rendering the model. So much contributes to a successful drawing.
- What is lost and what is discovered when the light shifts, when a model is partially blocked by another object or form, or when you are drawn to particular moments at the expense of others?
- What decisions are made in terms of what to emphasize and what to minimize?
- Can an entire figure be evoked through just a few moments of light?
- How does the particularity of the space enhance the empathic response to the model?
- How do our own experiences enter into the response?
- What stories are told, visually and abstractly?
While continuing to develop perceptual skills, students will learn the potential of each pose within the boundaries of a surface and a specific space in order to communicate and to respond with empathy and choice. Students will work towards understanding the uniqueness of each model and pose, as well as the corresponding singularity of the individual personal response.
Both quick and more sustained poses will be incorporated as students work with both charcoal and paint. While Martin will be drawing with charcoal and working with oil paint, students are welcome to use the type of paint that best works in their home space: oil, acrylic, gouache.
Who this class is for: This class is best for those with previous figure drawing studies who are wanting to move to the next level of composition and individual decision making.
Image: Martin Campos
Once registered, you will receive an email containing information on how to join Zoom 24 hours before or the morning of the start of the class or workshop.