Foundations and Figure Drawing
Day : Wednesday
Time : 6:30-9:30
Instructor : Edmond Rochat
Summer Session: July 10 - Sept 2
In Foundations and Figure Drawing, two tracks will be offered simultaneously: the basics of drawing itself and the basics of the geometry of the human figure. Students at an entry level of drawing will study Barque drawing plates and plaster casts. Students with more experience will focus on the simple geometric solids that are an important supplement of an artist’s thinking in order to draw and paint with accuracy and efficiency. In this class students will study the basic geometric structures and their application to the human body. The first three lessons will consist of drawing from geometric solids such as the cube, cone, sphere and cylinder. Careful attention will be given to their unique architecture and how to effectively model each form in charcoal. Then working from a live model these geometric solids will be applied to the forms of the body with special consideration given to the portrait. Through these investigations students will become sensitized to how the most basic geometric forms can help simplify and clarify the complexities of the human body.
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