Tuesdays 10:00am - 1:00pm15 October - 3 December (8 weeks)
Instructor: David Owain Jones
The human figure has long been considered the ultimate test of an art students skill in drawing. Our natural familiarity, alongside its complex combination of movement and anatomical structures, make it the ideal tool for developing knowledge and understanding of traditional drawing. This class will introduce time honoured approaches to controlling proportion, capturing gesture and analysing form with line & tone. You will learn to view the figure in terms of simplified volumes that are more easily translated to the two dimensional page.
This class is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their understanding of drawing and work with the figure in their art or illustration practice, from life and imagination. Some foundation drawing experience is recommended for this course.
Work will be primarily from the live model with short lectures, demonstrations and analysis of old master drawings.
Topics covered will include:
Facilities: Easels, Drawing Horses and Drawing Boards will be provided
Materials: A range of graphite, coloured, or charcoal pencils. Paper pad between A3 - A2 in size. Hard and kneadable erasers. Materials will be discussed in further detail during the class, but are largely a matter of personal preference.