In this two-week workshop, beginners through intermediate-level students will learn to draw the figure expressively through observation of live models. There will be an emphasis on training the eye to see angles, shapes, and distances. The process of working from general forms to specific details will be explored, with a focus on proportion, anatomy, and patterns of light and shadow. Short and long poses will provide opportunities for dynamic gesture sketches as well as more developed studies.
If desired, materials may be purchased from VisArts and will be on hand at the first class. Or materials may be purchased at any good art supply store.
Materials for Figure Drawing Workshop
CHARCOAL & GRAPHITE
Hard charcoal pencil
Soft charcoal pencil
Soft vine charcoal
“Charcoal White” white chalk pencil
White drawing paper pad, 18 x 24”
Newsprint pad, 18 x 24”
Grey or tan toned charcoal paper
Small pencil sharpener(s)