In this class you will be copying reproductions from Charles Bargue’s . Bargue’s approach to study drawing has proven particularly effective in giving students the skills necessary to develop their work in a clear, logical, and systematic way. It was eventually adopted by all major art curriculum throughout Europe at the end of the nineteenth century.
It will train the eye of the student to see accurately and provide a solid foundation for the development of a highly rendered drawing.
Basic Drawing, Anatomy , and Figure Drawing
The content of this workshop is intended to help you to analyze and understand the forms so you can create an illusion of the three dimensions of the objects and figures that you intend to incorporate in your paintings.
It will help you to express yourself with more clarity and ease.
You shouldn’t expect to produce beautiful, finished drawings during this workshop, but you can expect to be able to solve the basic problems with proportions, values, perspective, etc…when preparing the drawing for your next painting.
We will cover: materials, basic forms, basic perspective, shading, the human anatomy and facial futures, using old masters drawings and photography as a reference, live model, and some demonstrations with light.
To improve you drawing skills farther, reading of instructional drawing books, study of human anatomy, and sketching daily, is highly recommended.
Cast drawing (Sight Size method)
The study of the plaster cast (white sculpture) is a traditional approach to drawing. Plaster casts provide some of the benefits of live, human models, such as the presence of natural shadows.
This course will lay a solid foundation necessary for students to proceed to figure painting. You will learn to draw through the sight size method, which simplifies the three dimensional figure into light and shadow shapes with border shadows and reflected light. When properly done, sight-size drawing can result in extremely accurate and realistic drawings.
Workshop in Drapery and Folds (Drawing/Painting)
Most of the art students are fascinated and intrigued by folds In this workshop we will cover:
1. A quick study of a cone and cylinder, a most common form identified in folds.
2. A simplified structure of basics folds.
3. Copying folds after the Old Masters.
4. Studying folds using the photographs.
5. Drawing and painting folds from still life.
6. Understanding folds, drapery on a figure.