This 6 week instructed course offers an exploration into the various techniques and methods used to depict the human figure on Thursday evenings from June 21st through July 26th, 2018. There is a class limit of 25 people, to ensure quality instruction and feedback time for participants. Registration ENDS June 7th, 2018. Class time is 6-8 pm. The course will be instructed by the museum’s first Artist in Residence and local artist Ryan Carr.
The classes will be relaxed and friendly and although the course is appropriate for beginners all levels are encouraged to participate. Working with nude life models, each of the 6 sessions will focus on a different subject, for example: quick gestural drawings, chiaroscuro (the study of light and dark tonal values), contour drawing, measured drawing or negative space.
Students will learn how to use different drawing materials, specifically pencil, charcoal, graphite and pastels, how to draw from observation, from a range of short and long model poses and will gain an understanding of the materials used in drawing. Students will also use measuring to improve the proportion of drawings, learn to create effective compositions, and gain anatomical understanding for effective drawing.
The course is open to those ages 16 and up, with a parent signature being required for those ages 16 and 17. The course cost is $145 for Nonmembers, $130 for Members and students with ID and the registration deadline is June 7th.
What we will do:
Working with a nude life model, each of the 6 sessions will focus on a different subject, for example: quick gestural drawings, chiaroscuro (the study of light and dark tonal values), contour drawing, measured drawing or negative space.
- Learn how to use different drawing materials, specifically pencil, charcoal, graphite and pastels
- Learn to draw from observation, from a range of short and long model poses
- Gain an understanding of the materials used
- Use measuring to improve the proportion of drawings
- Learn to create effective compositions
- Gain anatomical understanding for effective drawing
What we will make:
Students will produce line drawings and tonal drawings. Some sessions may include lots of quick drawings and others may include just one or two longer drawings
Who this course is for:
The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience who wish to hone their skills. No previous knowledge is required.
Students should purchase and bring to class the following supplies:
- Drawing board
- Newsprint pad 18×24
- Charcoal pencil set
- Conte crayon set
- Graphite pencil set
- Soft vine charcoal
- Pencil sharpener
- Kneadable eraser
- Art gum eraser
- Spray fixative