*Please be aware this is an individual figure drawing course, all five can be purchased at a discount. Please see our main Eventbrite page for more info.
Learn basic human anatomy & make drawings from a live model which evoke a narrative based on costume, & props. Detailed handouts & explanation will be given along with step by step instruction through the drawing process. Expect to complete many sketches & about three more polished drawings per session, & to leave with a greater ability to accurate capture the human form.
Each session is held from 11am - 2:15pm with a 15min break in the middle.
Saturday, MARCH 8. Session 2: Back & Torso. Focus on the bones & muscles of the back & torso. Draw from a live model. Demo & instruction given, along with various handouts. Model will be costumed & placed among props to create a narrative. We will look at medical illustrations, various masterworks of drawing, & contemporary art inspired by the human figure. (Prerequisite not required)
None! All skill levels and complete beginners are encouraged to attend.
- 18"x24" pad of newsprint
- 18"x24" pad of vellum OR a few individual sheets of nicer paper for finished drawings
- a sketchpad for taking down notes on anatomy (I have a lot of info to give in a short time!)
- compressed charcoal sticks. I do not recommend vine charcoal.
- a roll of 1" wide masking tape
- a kneaded eraser
* if you already have some similar supplies, it is perfectly acceptable to bring those. at the very least, some type of paper & some type of drawing implement will be required. I do however highly recommend that the paper size is close to 18"x24".
From instructor Laura Jones:
I have studied Fine Art at Pratt, Literature and Creative Writing at U of R, and Illustration & Fine Art at RIT. I hope to combine these areas of study and share what I have learned with others by creating classes that are informative and creative, and above all, art-inspiring!
When & Where
The Rochester Makerspace is a nonprofit community workshop and art studio located near downtown at 850 St. Paul Street. We're here to encourage learning, creativity and collaboration by providing low-cost and free access to sophisticated tools, offering a wide variety of classes, and by providing opportunities for “makers,” artists and craftspersons of all kinds to meet and interact with each other.
In addition to the classes and events listed on this page we also invite to attend the following activities, which do not require registration or a ticket:
Every Thursday Night from 6 to 9:30 PM - Weekly Community Night & Open House.
You are invited to come and use the Rochester Makerspace for free. Bring something to make or work on, help with a group project, or just come to meet other "makers" and see what we have to offer. (Sorry, but nonmembers can not use our wood or machine shops because of insurance issues.)
Every Thursday Night from 6:30 until 9:00 PM - Rochester Stained Glass Meetup
Learn how to work with stained glass or bring a project to work on if you already know how. We have lots of tools and grinders and enough supplies to teach you the basics. We also usually have an instructor. Free.
Every Thursday Night from 7 until 9:30 PM - Microcontrollers & Robotics Meetup
Work on your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone projects with other users of these small inexpensive computers. All skills level are welcome and you don't need to be a member. We'll help you by sharing our knowledge and experience.
A family membership currently costs $40 per month and it gives you access to these tools and other tools every day from 8 AM to 10 PM.
A woodworking shop with a new SawStop professional cabinet table saw, a new Rikon Deluxe 14-inch bandsaw, a Jet 6-inch planer, a Grizzly 15-inch thickness planer, a chop saw, a drill press, two scroll saws, a central dust collection system, and an air filtration unit.
Two Solidoodle 3D printers.
An electronics bench with oscilloscopes, power supplies, soldering irons, and more.
A Computer Lab
Stained glass grinders and tools
Bike Repair Station
Workspace and work tables