2 MONTH CLASS FOR BEGINNERS
FROM BASIC SHAPES TO FIGURE with an introduction to anatomy and art history
OCT 21ST - DEC 11TH 2019
Mondays 7 to 9.30 p.m. and Wednesdays 7.30 to 9.30 p.m.
40 hours of classes on the main points + of the traditional drawing
BOUCHESTRASSE 75, room 101
The 390 € total fee includes :
- attendance to both classes weekly on Mon. and Wed. with
material and model costs included
- 20 % discount on all Berlindrawing offers during the 2 months:
. the untutored life drawing sessions happening on Tuesdays and Thursdays ( in Wrangelstrasse 76 ) click for info
. all the weekend 1 or 2 day workshops happening during the 2 months
The aim of this course is to learn and deepen the basic skills of drawing and figure drawing. Students will learn the fundamentals of drawing through observation, instinct, and traditional methods in a winning combination. Focus will be on the main points of traditional drawing, such as structure, volume, shading, framing, and composition as well as the human figure, and anatomy.Through a step by step program, you will learn how to bring what you see onto paper and how to finish with a completed chiaroscuro drawing. These skills are an essential foundation for further personal artistic exploration.
MAIN POINTS OF THE CLASSES:
• how to draw what we see
• how to see lines and volume
• proportions and shapes
• how to do chiaroscuro
• how to use materials
• how to sketch and define figures
• some anatomy and perspective
• Details of the face and figure
• art history
• how to apply all that you learn
• develop your creativity
The interaction of the 2 classes ( plus eventual weekend workshops attendances ), will allow a deep and quick understanding of all these points.
Weekends Workshops List:
- November 10 - 1 day on Watercolor techniques
- November 16 and 17 - 2 days class intro to clay modeling on figure
- November 23 and 24 - 2 days class on illustration techniques
- December 14 - 1 day class deeper in face drawing / portrait
- December 15 - Special life drawing session on long poses
DETAILED PROGRAM OF THE CLASS BELOW :
To begin, the students will work from Still Life and objects in order to learn how to bring what they see to the paper. The step by step program will go through the fundamentals of perspective, volume, proportions- all of the skills required to draw anything, whether it be still life, people, nature, or animals.
In the second part students will begin working from the model. Students will learn how to identify the main driving forces and masses of the body. The 'bean' approach will help the students see the basic 3-dimensional structure of the body. With professional models posing under controlled lighting for shadows and contrast, the students will work on gesture drawings and long poses to develop a deep knowledge of the human figure. We will introduce also the continuous line drawing to describe all the parts of the body as a unified whole figure.
The final part will focus on the portrait, face and features of the face. We will go from general to specific and work with the whole head from different angles, observing mass, proportions and perspective moving towards a likeness.
Throughout the course we will also be looking at art history.
The goal of this course is firstly, to understand and develop the basic skills and techniques of drawing, and secondly, use these skills as a starting point to explore and realize one's own creative ideas.
What will be covered in detail:
- how to see volume: one of the hardest thing at the beginning, is see and draw the subject’s 3dimensional presence in the space. We’ll learn how to do it.
- line: Lines are usually the first instinctive tool to draw what we see. We’ll combine the use of lines with an overall understanding of planes and volumes. We’ll learn that lines can be strong or weak, very present or just suggested. A good control of lines will change the look of your drawing, giving it presence and personality.
- shading: Tones and planes are one of the most important tools to define a realistic drawing. We’ll learn to see and draw a wide range of ray’s scale values to show both volume and shading on our drawings.
- perspective: An introduction to perspective is preparatory for the drawing of volumes on both objects and figures, as well as for ambients and compositions setting.
- composition: The way we compose our image is based on a balance between empty and full spaces, shapes and sizes. We’ll learn to compose an image effectively and to draw it in the correct proportions and position.
- techniques and material from pencils to charcoal and then colors: We’ll start focusing on basic material such as pencils and charcoal, working on different papers. Later in the class and with possible weekend workshops, we’ll introduce some color technique.
- body's structure and anatomy
Through methods, techniques, tools and professional approaches, we’ll go deep in to human structure, lines and volume. Exercises will include practice on gesture drawing as well as long poses drawing. Some anatomy will help to see the outlines, the volume and shading.
- face and head - portrait - art history - own creativity development