Intro to Figure Drawing

Instructor: Lee Newman

Tuesdays, 10am - 1pm

 

The human figure has been a predominant image in Western art for thousands of years, yet its interpretations and depictions are endlessly varied. Emphasizing the refinement of perceptual drawing skills, the course concentrates on the structure, movement and expressive qualities of the figure. Concepts to be addressed include:

  • Contour, 

  • mass, 

  • planes as a means for finding form, 

  • gesture, 

  • proportion, 

  • value hierarchy, 

  • anatomical landmarks, and 

  • placement on the page. 

 

How the pose communicates through these concepts will be discussed. A combination of short gestural poses and longer studies will be incorporated. Students work towards understanding the uniqueness of each model and pose through a variety of drawing materials which may include charcoal, pencil and conte crayon.

 

Who is this class for: This class is for students with some basic prior drawing experience but may be new to the figure and are interested in the endless rewards from studying it.  Students from fall term are encouraged to continue to further deepen their understanding of the figure in space.

    $455.00Price

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