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Beginning Figure Drawing (Instructed)

at Kline Academy of Fine Art - Palms

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$75 5 seats left
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Sat, Oct 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Palms, Westside
3264 Motor Avenue
Btwn Irene St & National Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90034
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Miguel Gonzalez

What you'll learn in this figure drawing class:

In this class, learn the beautiful language of the line in live figure drawing as well as a quick way to find shadow patterns and shapes. Emphasis will be on proportions, gesture, construction of the three dimensional form, & later details of the body. Teens/adults & All levels ok.

What you will learn:

The Academic Method: Plumb Line, Placement, Envelope Shape and Gesture
Measuring Proportions, establishing angles and refining shapes
Tone and finalize shadow shapes
Rendering forms and focus on values, edges
Historical techniques for rendering: Hatching,
Line weight for emphasis, Form emphasis, Mass emphasis
Tools and tricks for helping you see shapes and values accurately
Proportions of the Head and Figure
Facial Features, Hands and Fee

This essential practice presents the ultimate challenge to the artist and once mastered, opens up a world of possibilities. Whether you aim to become the next great figurative artist or just find joy in the process of drawing, this course will set you on your path and will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work!
We emphasize the academic approach to drawing the figure from life and the various techniques and mediums used for rendering three-dimensional form. Composed of three and four week long poses, each student will be given ample time to study the shapes, values and edges of the figure and explore different techniques.
Students may choose to work in charcoal, white chalk and graphite or a combination of both. Occasional brief lectures, handouts, assignments and demonstrations will be given.

Figure Drawing Course Description

In this course students will learn how to approach the

figure from life.  The class will be broken down into 3 sections. The course will be condensed and intensive on the full figure.  We highly recommend you start at the beginning of the course for the entire one month period to build the basic foundation. 

Week one will introduce students to basic figure construction

referencing techniques from the Michael Hampton text.

Week two will be introducing students to the concept of form,

understanding shape, value, and edge.

Week three and four will be a long pose using the basics

taught during the first two sessions building onto comparative measuring.

Drawing Materials (You must bring your materials)

Conte Pencil 1710-2B (In Black)
General Charcoal Pencils: 2B med, HB hard, 4B soft
White Charcoal Pencil

Strathmore smooth Newsprint pad (optional)
Fabriano Tiziano Paper- any grey or dark grey tone will work

Other Supplies
Razor Blade
Kneaded Eraser
Drawing Stumps
Drawing Board (clips if not included)

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Refund Policy

Make-Up Policy: Students pre-pay all classes by the month or the quarter - it is a commitment that is made by the student and Kline Academy that insures your easel space will be held for you. If a student misses a class for whatever reason, and if a 24-hour notice was given to our office, as a courtesy, Kline Academy welcomes students to come to any other class while enrolled and if space is available, to do a "make- up." Make-ups are not owed to a student and have no monetary value, they are simply a courtesy extended by Kline Academy.

Please note you may only take a make-up class when you are enrolled for a least a month and may only be used within the dates you are enrolled. A make-up class may not be used in the class you are in or added on at the end of the session. Make-ups expire at the end of the year they were acquired in.

Refund Policy: We are not able to offer refunds for any class or workshop for any reason once they have been purchased. If you sign up for a class and need to miss some of the dates within the month you may be able to take advantage of our makeup policy (see above). Please note any changes made to enrollment may incur a $75 administrative fee.


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Sat, Nov 16 10:00am - 1:00pm Miguel Gonzalez
Sat, Nov 23 10:00am - 1:00pm Miguel Gonzalez
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Beginning Figure Drawing (Instructed)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/12/2016
The model and set up were excellent. The instructor was helpful but his style was not to my liking. He was helpful in the use of the different tools and how to get the scale right and answered all my questions and was good with constructive criticism. I would have preferred more instruction. Unfortunately there was a power failure that day which made the lighting challenging.
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