Friday, September 10, 2010

Structure Drawing class with Colleen Barry & Will St. John


The first session of Structure Drawing taught by Colleen Barry and Will St. John starts tomorrow morning. The class runs from 10 AM to 2:00 PM. Visit our site for more information on signing up for a session.

With an emphasis on accurate observation, students will improve their understanding of the figure by incorporating the use of the skeleton, plaster casts (ecorche), and master drawings into their life studies. Each student will learn to complete a carefully rendered drawing from the live model, followed by a companion anatomical/structural drawing in the same pose. Instructors will dissect the pose from each position, illustrating anatomical landmarks, proportional systems, and structural conventions with the aid of masterworks from the Renaissance through Beaux-Arts. By developing their drawings alongside 2-D ecorches, students will develop a conceptual understanding of the body that may be applied to observational drawing as well as studies from memory and imagination.

both drawings by Colleen Barry

3 comments:

Ariel said...

Wow! this will be a terrific class!
great idea to incorporate this stuff
Congrats to Colleen and Will!!
I'd love to be there!

dorian said...

wish I was there also!
very cool!

Mark Fiorenza said...

this is yet another reason to live in Manhattan. amazing instructors too! hope to be there fall of 2010!