• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Drawing

This ONLINE course will focus on drapery and clothing on the human form. Working with models on Zoom, supplemented by instructor demos and brief lectures, this course will begin with a review of key principles of figure drawing (gesture, mass). The course will look at how fabric behaves on the human form. Key types of folds will be reviewed, and models in a range of different types of clothing and costume will provide ample opportunity to gain more experience and insight into drawing the clothed form. Pose lengths will progress from shorter studies to longer ones, and from simple garments to more complex situations as the term continues.

Note: It is recommended that students have taken the Introduction to Life Drawing course or have equivalent and recent life drawing instruction.

Spring 2021: 6 Weeks: Base Tuition: $275 + Model Fee: $80 = Total: $355

TSA will deliver this course using ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the session(s) via email. You'll need a laptop, desktop or tablet, internet connection with good bandwidth and headset (either wired or wireless). We recommend that you set up a free ZOOM account and be familiar with ZOOM prior to the class beginning.  Here is a link to help you get started: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Notes: Instructor Thomas Hendry is a Toronto-based artist and has been teaching at the Toronto School of Art since 1996. His drawings, shown in numerous exhibitions, use the means of traditional art to create contemporary images, images that address the beauty, mystery and complexity embodied in the human form. In addition to teaching at TSA, Thomas is an instructor at Sheridan College and has taught at The Haliburton School of Fine Arts, the AGO Gallery School, OCAD Outreach Program and the Toronto District School Board.
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Techniques of drawing the clothed figure
  • Explore techniques of drawing folds in fabric 
  • Gain a deeper understanding and practical knowledge of drawing drapery/fabric on the human form

Materials to Bring

Basic Supplies:

  • Charcoal: Vine (or Willow) charcoal
  • 2 Conte 'Carrees d'Esquisse' black sketching crayons - B
  • Red or brown chalk drawing sticks - any brand will do.
  • White plastic eraser
  • 2 bulldog clips
  • Newsprint - two 18 x 24" pads
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Optional: charcoal pencil

Please keep your receipts in case you need to return materials.