Figure Drawing and Painting Lessons
Day : Wednesday
Time : 6:30-9:30 pm
Instructor : Rob Zeller
Spring Session 1: April 10 - May 20
A class designed for artists of all levels of experience • Register online below.
If you have wanted to learn more about the figure, but find it overwhelming in its complexity, this is the class for you. Our figure drawing and painting lessons teach a system of figure drawing and painting that emphasizes form, structure and anatomy.
This class will feature short poses in the beginning of class and then one long pose that lasts for the duration of the semester.
The textbook for this class will be The Figurative Artist’s Handbook by the instructor, Rob Zeller, put out by The Monicelli Press. All of the concepts taught in this class are also in the book, and Zeller teaches a concepts from it weekly. The book can be purchased from Amazon by clicking here.
5 essential concepts will be taught:
1. Gesture and rhythm of the pose
2. Basic proportions and geometry of the figure
3. Blocking-in using anatomy and a specific understanding of light and shadow
4. Modeling form
5. Finishing and refining touches
Artist will draw, then paint monochromatically, then paint in full color.
Important- Prerequisite Class required:
Foundations of Classical Drawing and Painting– at least one session taken at the Teaching Studios of Art or the equivalent class at another school. If the latter option, proof will be determined by portfolio review of images by our director. High school students can make special arrangements with Rob Zeller by calling 516-558-7367. Please contact him if you have any questions, prior to registering.
For a supply list, click here.
To view student work, click on the images.