Always wanted to draw from a life model, but unsure how to begin? Drawing the human figure is often considered a great challenge — but it is an immensely rewarding experience even for beginning artists. Join us for this unique program to expand yours skills and inspire your confidence when creating art inspired by the human form.
There are two options:
1. Instruction with studio session: 6-8:30 pm ($25/session). Be guided in studying the human form from 6-7 pm, learning proportion and how to show weight, form, and convey balance.
For classes with Maj Kalfus (Oct 4, Nov 15): exploring special techniques of working with drapery and costume. Class time and studio time will use a costumed model. Please note studio time from 7-8:30 is included in tuition, but is without instruction.
With classes with Gary Finelli (Oct 18, Nov 1): we will begin our session working from a mannequin to learn the basics (for one hour) and progress to working from a live model at the end of the class. Please note studio time from 7-8:30 is included in tution, but is without instruction. We will also explore examples of figure drawing from art history and use them as a basis for our art-making.
For class with Eileen Murphy (Oct 25): we will explore techniques of capturing the human form, with a focus on techniques with graphite pencil.
2. Studio Session: open to pre-registered attendees ($10/session) for studio time with the live model (without instruction) from 7-8:30 pm. Please arrive at 7 pm.
This class is great for those new to figure drawing, or those wanting to fine-tune how they capture human form. Helpful worksheets developed by the instructors plus discussion of the rich art history of figurative drawing will round out this class.
Level/age: beginning to intermediate: some basic drawing background is helpful/age 18 on up
Supplies: drawing paper or sketch pads (recommended size is 18 x 24″). Smaller sizes such as 9” x 12” or 11” x 14” are acceptable. Drawing pencils: B Lead or HB Lead; gum eraser. Sheets of 18 x 24″ newsprint will also be available.
Main image: Drawing by Maj Kalfus, image courtesy of the artist.