Strengthen your drawing skills through a classical approach using a step-by-step method. No experience necessary!
This six-week course is for absolute beginner and intermediate students. It covers all the bases of drawing. Through demonstrations, drawing time, and individual critique, the instructor will focus on the fundamentals of proportion, gesture, abstract shapes, value, and rendering form (shading). Class will discuss the use of different materials and study master drawings to understand their strengths and the techniques and processes employed.
Students will express their sensibility and feelings through drawing, following skills in basic drawing: sketching, proportions, relationship, symmetry, perspective, decomposition of forms in geometric figures, color drawing, etc. and how to use the drawings elements such as line, point, shading, etc. to represent the world around them (Objects, landscape, portraits, architecture, etc.)
After mastering some drawing skills, students will be able to use what they learned, articulating stories, expressing their inner world through drawing, developing their representational efforts in the narrative of their images through visual vocabulary.
Drawings will be evaluated constantly during class, and the instructor will suggest exercises and assignments to practice during the week.
Class 1 & 2
Line control, measuring, hand and eye control, shape and form, proportions and relationships, comparison, symmetry.
Class 3 & 4:
Learn to use a viewfinder. Negative Space. Tonal and shading exercises and various small projects.
Drawing a frontal portrait from scratch, developing awareness about the general similarities in the proportions and symmetry in all the faces and the differences in their features, helping them build a system to represent a portrait correctly.
Understanding a Frontal or Single point perspective; Two points perspective and Three points perspective and applying them in practical samples: Landscapes, Interiors, Objects & Human Figure