Figure Drawing and Painting Lessons

Figure Drawing and Painting Lessons


Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 1:30pm
Rob Zeller, Instructor
Starts: Nov 6
Ends: Dec 18
6 Weeks
No class November 27

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In Figure Drawing and Painting, students first study how the figure is made of up of simple geometric shapes and planes. Then, working from a live model, students learn a system of working that  includes rhythm, proportion, structure, form and color in a manner that is easy to grasp for artists of all levels of experience.

Each week will feature short poses to work on a given concept, and one longer pose that will last for the entire session. Students can expect to get one finished drawing per session, and many short sketches and anatomical notes. Artist will draw, then paint monochromatically, then paint in full color.

.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

For a supply list, click here.

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Required book for class, The Figurative Artist’s Handbook by the instructor, Robert Zeller. The book is available for purchase at the school for $30, or on Amazon here