Expressive Figure Drawing
This is an introduction to the traditional life drawing process. Students will explore the possibilities of drawing from the live model, both male and female. Using a variety of materials and methods they will learn how to rely on intuitive reactions to the figure and keenly observe. 8 Classes each 3.5 hours long, with short poses from 1 minute to 10 minutes only.
Materials available to each student for $20 (if needed). Payable to instructor at class meeting.
- Newsprint pad 18 X 24
- 6 Black soft pastel or compressed charcoal soft
- 6 white soft Pastels or charcoal big or small sticks
- Vine Charcoal
- Large eraser
- Black Sharpie markers
- Woodless graphite 4B
- Latex or similar gloves
- Students are reminded to bring an easel and an apron or work shirt
This class will focus on:
- Understanding and exploring the gestural expressive qualities found in the figure. Very short poses to help learning how to find the movement and basic shapes. This is the foundation of all drawing.
- Mark Making, learning about different tools and materials and methods of applications.
- Tonal Drawing, finding the form through light and dark, foreground and background and not relying on contour to describe the figure.
- Bringing together the three concepts as well as discussing composition, concepts and meaning, understanding mistakes and how to use them and more.
This class will provide an introduction to many current and past artists.