School of the Arts - Courses - DFM2019 - Drawing From The Model

Structured exercises from short gestures to sustained poses, using nude and draped models. Principles of composition, proportion and volume are explored through line and tone and the modeling of light and shadow.

This is a 6 week course suitable for all levels.

The cost for all 6 weeks of classes is $180 and $40 for a drop in class.

Below are some examples of the techniques that we will be focusing on...

Gesture: Understand movement and associated action within the figure
- Use of large fluid movements to describe the action.
- Avoid static outlining around forms
- Compositional design of the figure to the page
- Overall expression

Descriptive line: Accurately translate angles and distances from the model to the drawing to achieve proper proportions. Descriptive use of the weight, speed and direction of line to describe overlapping forms.
- Understand edge and cross contour and its relevance in descriptive line.
- Proper placement to the page.
- Overall expression.

Sustained pencil: Understand light source in use of shading.
- Appropriate skill in building layered tones of hatch.
- Accurate use of proportion.
- Design to the paper.
- Overall expression

Black and white on tone: Use of paper tone in the grey scale.
Integration of previously learned elements, while introducing positive and negative

Through observational exercises, participants develop skill to accurately and expressively render the human figure.

Basic list includes:
• Drawing board, 18” x 24” or larger, with clamps to hold paper
• Newsprint pad, 18” x 24”
• Cartridge pad, 18” x 24”
• 1 or 2 sheets toned pastel paper, 18” x 24”
• Black and white, conte sticks
• 2B, 4B graphite pencils
• Kneadable eraser

Drawing From The Model: $180.00 CAD

Class Dates

Saturday Feb 2, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Feb 9, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Feb 16, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Feb 23, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Mar 2, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Mar 9, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Greg Hindle
Greg Hindle

Greg Hindle

Fine Arts Instructor - Adult and Teen Classes

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