DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE FOR BEGINNERS-CLASS DESCRIPTION
In this class I attempt to provide the students with the fundamentals of live drawing to help them overcome the fear and challenge of transforming a 3D image, the model, into a 2D representation, the canvas, and to do it correctly proportionated and with a pleasant composition.
Students will learn to use materials such as graphite pencils, red conte pencils, ink, compressed and vine charcoal to render live models. The class starts with the fundamental steps to draw the figure, including the basic knowledge of materials, drawing medium, papers and surfaces, measuring tools and other skills needed to translate a 3-dimensional object into a 2-dimensional plane. Elements of design and composition are covered in different sessions as well as basic proportions of the human figure. There is always a live model present in the class and students are encouraged to work exclusively from life. Demos are provided often at the start of a new concept or idea for clarification.
This class builds up from the beginning so drop-ins are not welcomed and attendance is required to develop a structured base and to incorporate new concepts.
PAINTING THE HUMAN FIGURE IN OILS AND ACRYLICS, WITH LIVE MODELS CLASS DESCRIPTION
In this class I intend to provide the student with the painting tools necessary to become confident with his/her medium to be able to develop his/her own voice and style when painting the human figure from life.
In this class students will be taught the basic properties of oils and acrylics. Color theory will be practiced using different color schemes to translate the 3d human figure to a 2d surface. Students will be taught brush and palette knife techniques and application methods to render the model. Both grisaille and a la prima techniques will be practiced in this class. Students will learn to prepare their own surfaces to paint and several type of supports will be explored.
Drawing techniques will be reinforced but figure drawing skills must be solid before joining this class.
Class builds up from the beginning so all session attendance is strongly recommended. Drop-ins are not encouraged.
For full information or pricing please contact Hilda Rueda at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hruedart.com/classes, www.woodlands art league.org