After the success of last year’s Elementary Figure Drawing and Painting. The Academic Method, we had decided to run a new course introducing more advance techniques and longer time for poses, This will allow the student to develop his hers technique repertoire and a deeper knowledge of the complexities of the human form.
Students will be encouraged to learn and use the sight-size method of measurement, which trains the eye to view the subject with accuracy in order to reproduce it successfully. Throughout the course, students will apply primarily this method of measurement but not only, also the traditional comparative method can and will be used. I believe that our instinct is the most important impulse when confronted with nature. The students will sketch the whole figure based first on gesture, then will focus on correct accuracy of shapes and proportions by slowly studying the figure from inside out, following all the nuances of the center line and body type to create a solid out line. Also the student will be asked to identify and establish crucial anatomical landmarks necessary to produce a strong believable figure. If students have no previous artistic anatomy knowledge, this won’t present a problem as I will introduce slowly and with ease the main bones an d muscles with out getting too clinic about it.
I believe this hybrid method allows the student the certainty of proportion through measurement (sight size-Comparative method) and construction (center line) while giving them the freedom for expression (gesture).
The same methodology will be applied in (for) figure painting even portraiture.
Figure drawing in charcoal. (mornings)
This course will focus on the pleasure of drawing and the artistic analysis of the human figure. Not only gesture and line quality will be the main goal of this class but also value organization, contrast and atmosphere.
Students will produce a figure with good proportions, gesture and sense of light and space.
As both an artist and an instructor, I have found this method very successful and that is why I am proposing it for your students.
Figure Painting (afternoons)
For figure painting while the drawing approach remains the same, color-value, direct painting application and sense of light will be stressed.
Drawing: Class will meet for 3 hours a day in the mornings for 5 days.
Painting: Class will meet for 3 hours a day in the afternoons for 5 days.
Day 1: value study
Days 2-5 One pose.
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