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Introduction to Drawing and Critical Drawing Techniques

at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art - Sunset Park

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Price $280
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Location Sunset Park, Brooklyn
117 57th St. 2nd Fl
Btwn 1st & 2nd Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11220
Class Level All levels
Age Requirements 16 and older
Average Class Size 5
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this drawing class:

This class will serve as a fantastic introduction class for those begining their journey as an artist or wishing to improve and to master their skills in drawing. It is designed for those wishing to better understand critical drawing techniques that are essential to capturing what you see as an artist with accuracy, and with a much more realistic description of three dimensional form. 

This class will discuss basic concepts in drawing technique, the construction form by way of its basic geometric form, and thoughts on how to build a more effective and powerful composition which includes a sense of movement, light and shadow, or focal point. Concepts in shading technique, understanding the effects of light, and the strengths and weaknesses of various drawing methodology will be discussed. 

Various types of drawing media and surfaces will be explored in an effort to understand their unique properties and capabilities. 

The class will include lectures and demonstrations by the teacher as well as one on one critiques with students.


Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one?
A: Yes. You will be able to schedule a makeup session that will be convenient for both you and the instructor.

Q: Is a certificate of completion available to me after completing their class?

Q: Is a professional certificate available to me after completing their class?

Q: Can I take home what I make in this class?
A: Yes

Q: Is this class hands on?

Q: Is there anything else I should be aware of to be prepared for class?
A: Yes, you should bring a notebook, pencils, sheets of drawing paper, a drawing pad, comfortable clothing, and an eraser

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given.

  • Kindly give 4 business days notice of cancellation prior to start of class.
  • If you cannot attend a class session we are always happy to honor the payment and work with you to find an alternative make up date.
  • We will only allow one reschedule request per student. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate a second reschedule request. If you do not attend the original scheduled class or the make up date, a refund will not be given.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art (131)

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  • Introduction to Drawing and Critical Drawing Techniques

    Reviewed by Marcea D. on 9/22/2018
    Small class size, individualized care and attention. They meet the student at whatever level they are at and invested in helping them grow. Very genuine and kind teachers who helped me progress a lot in a short amount of time, thank you!
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What supplies are needed for this course?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Brian! You should bring a notebook, pencils, sheets of drawing paper, a drawing pad, comfortable clothing, and an eraser. Hope this helps!
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Would you recommend this class as a propaedeutic for painting?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, the school would recommend this class as a preliminary for painting and also Cast Drawing because the better you understand how to draw in general, the easier and more successful you will find painting or sculpture as well.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Many early struggles for an artist begin with capturing form accurately in terms of its proportions, construction, contours, balance, and understanding the mechanics of light and shadow...all of which are addressed through drawing and the confidence that it builds. Drawing is considered the foundation for anything else that you wish to learn in visual arts. These are skills which are then transferred or carried over to painting.
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School: The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art is committed to offering students a solid foundation in classical methods of drawing, painting, and sculpture though a rigorous schedule of traditional training. Students training at Decorus will follow in the traditions of the great masters of art, and concentrate...

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We are conveniently located just a few blocks away near the 59th station off the N/R train and right next to the ferry stop for the South Brooklyn Ferry coming from Wall Street in Manhattan to Sunset Park Brooklyn. You can find parking right outside or at the Brooklyn Army Terminal next door.

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