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This class is an introduction to figure drawing for beginners who have never drawn before or those wanting more practice working from a live model. Proportion, spatial concepts, light qualities and techniques in materials such as pencil, watercolor and ink will be covered. Note: Many supplies provided, bring a spiral drawing pad that is 11 x 1
Acquire the tools to draw the human figure and place it successfully in a composition, including expressive line quality, successful shading, and overlapping of form to create three-dimensionality. You’ll work from a live model each session, starting with gesture poses and working systematically to longer poses as the class progresses. The anatom
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Draw/sketch from a live model.Bring your own art supplies. Open to all levels.Note: Classes are taught in the lower levels of GLLAM (Gallery La La Artisan Market). GLLAM is a boutique/gallery in Soho featuring the work of Independent Designers.
Learn how to see and find your own individual level of drawing success by working from a live model. You’ll focus on the key elements of drawing, such as light and shadow, shape, value, and soft and hard edges, creating the structural forms of the human figure. Learn the essence of your materials, be it charcoal, graphite, or colored pencil to de
Working from the life model, participants will explore the craft of representational figure drawing and will learn techniques by which to develop solid, naturalistic figure drawings. Through demonstrations and hands-on practice we will consider an approach aimed at increasing skills of perceptual observation and manual application while suggesting
The course is designed as an introduction to basic drawing techniques and drawing the nude model. Instructor will provide fundamental techniques to train the eye how to draw what you see. Basic drawing skills will be taught using line, shading, proportions, action line and contrapposto. Primarily working in pencil and charcoal on newsprint and draw
In this workshop, students will draw the life-size figure on six-foot lengths of paper. Attention will be devoted to quality of line, observation of the rhythms of the standing figure, proportion, and modeling of sculptural forms through value. Topics of discussion and demonstration will include the initial blocking-in of the drawing, use of lines
Understanding the basics of drawing the figure allows you to organize light, shade, gesture and rhythm into a single expressive whole. Working individually with the instructor, you’ll be introduced to varied drawing approaches and techniques, and develop your skills and insights. Open to students of all levels.Photo courtesy of: David Plakke Medi
This class gives students an in-depth look at the forms and structures of the body as well as methods of using anatomical information to create beautiful and accurate figure drawings from observation and imagination. Topics are introduced in a lecture each week and investigated through drawing from the skeleton, casts, and the live model. First qu
Master the art of portrait painting and still life by building the basic skills of color, composition, and design. Learn to resolve problems while gaining control of the medium and skillfully commanding the materials. Follow in the footsteps of masters such as Sargent, Sorolla and Zorn, using a direct approach that starts with broad strokes then bl
Working from the life model, this one week class will offer the student the chance to develop a single portrait painting in oil. The instructor will outline an 'Indirect Painting' method, describing a clear progression from drawing in pencil on paper through to the execution of the final pass of "form painting".Through demonstrations and hands
This class is an introduction to drawing for beginners who want to learn the basics and artists who want some feedback. We will explore line, what is considered the essence of Drawing, drawing both objects and figures. Form, value and texture will be approached later on to give the student a well-balanced introduction to the art of drawing.
This intensive two-day workshop is designed for those who have completed the introductory. Utilizing approaches developed by Betty Edwards, students gain further understanding of basic perceptual skills. Instruction focuses on expressing volume and space in drawing; exploring crosshatching techniques; and working with still life and the human figur
Ever wonder how those beautiful Michelangelo sketches are made? It's not genius or talent, but specific techniques and skills. We'll start with some simple warm ups to get that hand-eye coordination flowing and then delve closely into human anatomy to work towards a very realistic figure.We'll be drawing from Michelangelo's beautiful sketches and t
Students attending this class will learn the many aspects of drawing a still life and the figure, working from live models. In this class, students will focus on the basics and more advanced concepts will begin to easily translate a three dimensional experience onto a two dimensional surface. Charcoal, pastels and oil pastels will be provided. Flor
Acquaint yourself with the idea of Modernism through drawing. Modernism is a point of view about art that prioritizes visual structure and personal discovery over making a product. It is a way of seeing both art’s creation and the history that went before it. Raise your level of visual understanding through drawing from the figure and various sit
Learn the basic combinations of drawing and painting. If you've wanted to draw or paint but never had the opportunity—or if you've been doing it your whole life—join us in working from still life, imagination/photographs, and the figure. This class is a combination of Basics of Drawing with the option to paint in your medium of choice. Pen
Explore the sumptuous, magical medium of oil. Learn the basics of how to work with oil paint, mix colors, set up a palette and paint what you see. Work from the still life and the figure, and paint in a supportive environment. Note: One semester of Drawing is highly recommended prior to taking this class.Supply List: Click view list.
Build the traditional skills needed to pursue an artistic vocation while exploring your unique characteristics as an artist. Beginning students will work on the basics of drawing and the fundamentals of oil painting. Advanced students will focus on figure painting, portraiture, color, still life, composition, and design. Working intensively, you’
Unleash your inner-artist as you learn a variety of drawing techniques, such as charcoal and pencil use, shading, expressive line, mark-making, composition, contour drawing, dimension, and more! Drawing is one of the most popular modes of artistic expression since the beginning of time… just think of cavemen! Express yourself through this encour
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