*FREE Introductory class: Aug 24th 6;30 - 9:30pm
Meet the instructor: Eduardo Fernandez.
Lecture on Landmarks of the Body.
Draw from a live model!
Drawing, Design & Invention
(6 Class series *Free intro class,
enrollment for series or individual classes available.)
The human figure is a touchstone of visual art, design and many creative disciplines. An understanding of its dynamic and structure will help anyone interested in drawing, painting, design, architecture, sculpture, animation and story-telling.
The approach taught is primarily concerned with the use of line to convey ideas, development of form, and a simplified design of anatomy. These are the basics of being able to convincingly draw the figure in space, as well as invent or abstract the figure from memory and imagination.
Through a series of drawing exercises guided by artistic principles and knowledge of anatomy, students will gain a keener appreciation for capturing gesture and making their drawings more expressive, gain a better understanding of the unique and dynamic design of the human figure, a wellspring of inspiration for artists throughout history.
ARTISTIC ANATOMY SERIES SCHEDULE
1. August 24th (free intro session)
Essential Elements: Landmarks, gesture drawing.
2. September 7th - Head and Neck.
3. September 14th - Torso - Front and Back.
4. September 21st - Upper extremity.
5. September 28th - Lower Extremity.
6. October 5th - Hands and Feet.
Gesture: the lifeblood of drawing! Finding the rhythms and natural design of the figure creates a dynamic that’s hard to miss.
Constructive Drawing : Principles to help render, invent or conceive forms in space.
Anatomic Key Points: Boney points or landmarks are found throughout the figure. They are visible and help keep you on track as you construct the figure.
Anatomy & Design: Understanding and drawing the basic anatomic structures and forms of the head, torso and extremities.
- A variety of pencils ( 2B - 6B ).
- Caran d’Ache Neo Color II Artists’ Crayons: English
Red and Burnt Umber.
- Kneaded and Hard Erasers.
- Drawing paper: Smooth Newsprint 18”x 24” and
medium to large sketchbook for notes and
- Drawing board.
- Knitting needle to use as an angle checker and