Course Description: To address a crucial component of a college admissions portfolio, as well as the AP Art exam. You will have a rare chance not offered in many schools to learn about proportion and anatomy, with a focus on the long pose and rendering techniques. While this class is geared toward more finished works, students who are more unfamiliar with the figure will get individualized instruction and can work with the gesture and a deeper look into the basics.The instructor will demonstrate these approaches, and students will draw from a live, clothed model. There will be critique sessions throughout the 4 classes that will culminate in a finished, portfolio- ready drawing.
 
Notes from the class will be provided after each session. However, it is encouraged that the students take their own notes as well.
 
DAY ONE: REVIEW OF PROPORTIONS, BASIC ANATOMY, AND COMPARATIVE MEASURING (no model)
-Proportions of the figure using shorthand symbols. The finished drawings will be used as a reference throughout the course (retain for future use)

-How the muscles relate to the carrying angle and medial/lateral rhythms across the form. 1 drawing incorporating all of the above using photo references

-Instructor will demonstrate the basics on how to comparatively measure angles from the centerline (Bargue Method). Students will complete a drawing in line with shadow mapping of the photo reference.

 
DAY TWO: DRAWING THE MODEL USING BARGUE (model all day)

-First 20 minutes of class students will complete gesture sketches

-For the remainder of class, students will complete the contour and shadow mapping of the model

-Halfway through class when the model takes a long break, we will learn how to critique in a professional environment

-During the second half, individuals are encouraged to request additional information from the instructor for more in depth basics at this time. The instructor will have copies from last workshop’s notes to handout if needed

 
 
DAY THREE: RENDERING TECHNIQUES

-Instructor to create pre-made demo to show basic elements of shape, value, and edge. Omitting color, but a brief discussion on how to see value in hues

-Instructor to also demonstrate open versus closed form. Closed form will be a review from the Bargue section. Instructor to provide photo references of contemporary artists work demonstrating said techniques

-Model enters, students will continue the pose.

 
DAY FOUR: FINISHING THE DRAWING (model all day) 
 

-Final session to finish details

Materials List:

-range of pencils (recommended at least 2H, HB, 2B)

-pad of 18x24 drawing paper

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