Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New Summer Figure Workshops with Anthony Baus & Jessica Artman

Raven by Anthony Baus
Graphite, black chalk, gouache on toned paper. 11 x15 in. 2017
Announcing a new workshop added to our 2017 Summer schedule. The "Studio Figure." This is a revised version of the perspective drawing workshop with a focus on the figure within a studio environment.

This five-day workshop will be split into mornings and afternoons. Mornings will be spent drawing the figure from life using toned paper which we will learn to do on the first morning class.

In regards to the figure, we will begin wish a block-in focused on correct proportions and use of anatomical landmarks.

We then proceed to an economical modeling using hatching and the tone of the paper with added white chalk.

The use of a dynamic contour will be emphasized in regards to the figure's relationship to the environment.

Illustrating the use of linear perspective. In Anthony's drawing of Raven, the studio casts were organized to conform to the pose with respect to rhythms and central mass of the composition. Papers strewn about the foreground open up a path leading the viewer into the picture. The background of easels and canvases fades with minimal treatment.
Afternoons will be spent on the studio environment complete with casts and drapery. Artists will learn to manipulate the value hierarchy in order to dictate depth.

Basic concepts of linear perspective will also be introduced: horizon line, vanishing points and the manipulation of each in order to achieve a desired effect.

This workshop is ideal for anyone wishing to create convincing spatial relationships within an observed or constructed environment.

July Summer Drawing Boot Camp Week 4: Studio Figure with Anthony Baus.  July 24 - 28, 2017 (5 days) 10am - 5pm. Monday - Friday. Read more on our workshop page.


Jessica Artman's 3-day workshop is an intensive on how to begin a figure drawing from life with a focus on finding and maintaining the model's gesture.
Nessa by Jessica Artman
Gesture is defined as a movement of part of the body to express an idea or meaning.

During the 18-hour pose, you will study the models proportion through anatomical landmarks that build upon that idea or gesture of the model.

This "idea" could be a dramatic outreach in the air, or a quiet shift in weight with a soft gaze toward the ground. Drawing concepts surrounding proportion, anatomy, geometric solids, value and form will all be discussed.

Jessica will give personal critiques as well as demonstrate a simple method to analyzing the figure from life and maintaining a model's gesture from start to finish.

June 3-day Figure: Obtaining the Gesture with Jessica Artman. June 24 - 26, 2017 (3 days) 10am - 5pm. Saturday - Monday. Read more on our workshop page.

No comments: