The first Structure Prix of the 2016-2017 year was awarded last week by Instructor Colleen Barry. On the first day of class, Colleen also provided a list of judging criteria for students that we've shared below. The class meets once a week for four hours and this pose lasted 5 weeks.
|drawing by Kevin Müller Cisneros|
3. A bold and confident use of value to allow for visual clarity when viewed from a distance.
4. An efficient and descriptive use of hatching and or graining when describing the structural components of the half tones. A sensitive use of line to describe important overlaps and or ascents.
5. A convincing description of the core structural elements of the figure such as the relationship of the rib cage and pelvis, the head and neck on the shoulders and the relationship of the legs as they support the weight of the standing figure.
6. An over all sense of artistic integrity and aesthetic.
This is the seventh time the Structure Prix has been awarded in the spirit of inspiring healthy competition among peers as inspired by weekly cash prizes at the Academy Julien in Paris during the 19th Century.