This course is designed to help students build confidence and sensitivity in their depictions of the human form. Beginning with some review of the fundamentals of figure drawing, the course will move towards increasingly long poses. Students will be encouraged to work large, and more importance will gradually be placed on overall composition. Emphasis will also be placed on the content and context of figurative artwork. Some relevant anatomical information will be presented Additionally, a mix of technical approaches and types of paper will be tried out. It is hoped that by the end of this course, students will have honed their observational, compositional, and mark-making skills, and will have gained experience to move from study of the model towards more fully realized compositions of personal significance.
Notes: It is recommended that students have taken the Introduction to Life Drawing course or have equivalent and recent life drawing instruction. This course covers studies in the human figure; a nude model will be used.
Other materials will be recommended as the course progresses - expect to need more (and likely better-quality) paper.
*For the first class, be sure to bring a pad of newsprint, a conte crayon (black or brown) and some compressed charcoal. The rest of the materials list can be discussed at that time, if there are any materials you are unsure about.