• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Drawing

This course covers the essentials of life drawing in a dynamic format of expressive poses. It is ideal for beginners wanting to establish good technique in proportion, structure and movement.

Poses will be 10 minutes to 1 hour in length. They will adapt to the wishes and needs of the group after the first few weeks of establishing a good baseline of skills. It is designed to teach students the skills necessary to render the figure in three dimensions, in both wet and dry media. Instruction in surface anatomy and proportion is included. Class sessions are upbeat with lots of personal attention.

Media: Charcoal, conté, ink, newsprint.

Tuition: $335 + Materials fee: $65 = $400

Notes: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Drawing course, or equivalent.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
573Megan WilliamsMay 10, 2018 to June 28, 2018
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
8-week courses$400.00

What you will learn

  • warm-up exercises for line quality
  • basic mass structure of human anatomy
  • how to compose within your chosen format
  • easy and sure-fire proportion techniques
  • how to make contours subtle and expressive
  • use of value to create form & drama

Materials to Bring

  • 2 pads newsprint 18” x 24” or larger
  • One stick each of the following charcoals: vine or willow charcoal, and black conte HB.
  • Smallest box of coloured chalk pastels made by Nupastel (12 colours for approx. $12 available at Gwartzman’s, Above Ground, Curry’s, and Loomis Art Store.)
  • One kneadable eraser (gray type better than blue type)
  • Drawing clips or bulldog clips
  • Pen or pencil for note-taking