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Foundations of Classical Drawing and Painting – Cast Drawing

Day : Tuesday

Time : 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor : Rob Zeller

Summer Session: July 10 - Sept 2

8 Weeks

Taking a class in our Foundations Program is required before taking other classes at the Teaching Studios of Art. In Foundations of Classical Drawing and Painting- Cast Drawing, students will learn how to capture gesture, achieve accurate shapes and proportions and will learn a variety of troubleshooting methods to ensure that their drawings are accurate. Students begin with learning the fundamentals of drawing before moving onto painting.

Students will each work at their own pace. They will begin the program by learning how to capture the gesture of a 3 dimensional object and place it into 2 dimensions on a sheet of paper. Students will work from the general to the specific, with loose marks in the beginning, moving to very specific marks toward the end of the drawing.

Students will then move on to copying plates from the Charles Bargue Drawing Book. Afterwards, they will move on to working directly from the schools collection of plaster casts.  Once students have begun working from the casts we will talk extensively about the mechanics of light and how to depict light and form three dimensionally, within our 2D picture plane, in order to give a strong sense of depth.  All of the techniques and methods taught in this course will be directly applicable to working with any subject matter.  Whether you are interested in portrait, figure, still life or landscape, this class will help you gain the skills necessary to push your work to the next level.

Only one semester is required as a prerequisite to our other classes, but to cover the painting part of the course, we recommend at least 2 sessions of study in Foundations of Classical Drawing and Painting Class.

While this class would be perfect for a new student looking to learn the fundamentals, it is much more than a simple “Basic Drawing” course. Even the most advanced artists will find that they are learning new concepts, methods and techniques, and pushing their understanding further, ultimately resulting in stronger work.

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To view student work from this class, click on the images.

  • Key form concepts learned from drawing casts are directly related to learning to draw the figure.
  • After learning to draw the casts, students then learn to paint them in a monochromatic, black and white palette.
5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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Price: $285.00

SKU: Foundations - Tues PM. Category: .

2 reviews for Foundations of Classical Drawing and Painting – Cast Drawing

  1. hdavenpo@northwell.edu
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I can’t thank you enough for offering this very educational and rewarding class! I have always dabbled in all kinds of media, but never really had any basic training in drawing. This class would be valuable no matter what level you are at. Rob Zeller is an excellent teacher and his studio is filled with warm, friendly, competent students and faculty.

  2. mabentley55@verizon.net
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    No matter how many years you have been drawing, you may find, as I did, that you haven’t honed your skills to the level you would like to attain. Rob Zeller’s excellent at analyzing strengths and weaknesses with the goal of improvement. I highly recommend this class in this wonderful academy.

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