Intermediate Drawing Course - January - March, 2019 - PART 2 -- 13-17yr old

Intermediate Drawing Course - January - March, 2019 - PART 2 -- 13-17yr old


Dates for this course:

Tuesdays 3:30pm - 1 hour classes

First Part: September - November

Second Part: Janurary - March

Third Part: May -June

This is an 8 month course.

Part 2, out of 3 offered, to cover all the material. This class duration will be from September 2018-June 2019. We take a break in December, as well as in April- for holiday seasons.

2nd Part - 8 Month Class - Intermediate Drawing Class  - Small Group - Students 13yrs-17yrs old

1 hour session per week •12 week duration • $350


Welcome to the 16th Century. In this course we will learn a classical approach to drawing using works from Galileo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Caravaggio for our inspiration. We will be interweaving some really fun activities such as making our own telescopes(Galileo's perspective tube), firing our own willow charcoal, making oak gall ink to fill our pens- just like the master artists and scientists of the 16th century.

We'll begin by exploring the 7 crucial steps in drawing:

  • Line

  • Shape

  • Form

  • Tone

  • Shading

  • Cast Shadow

  • Texture

Also we'll cover the 4 basic forms found in the natural world. Learning a bit about where these concepts came from, who was famous for developing these ideas, and their significance to us.

  • Cube

  • Ball

  • Cone

  • Cylinder

Through our exploration of the 7 steps we'll take time to learn new techniques such as,

  • Gesture Drawing

  • Contour Line

  • Value Scales

  • Crosshatch

  • Cast and Core Shadows

  • Chiaroscuro

  • Subtractive drawing

  • Pentimenti

We will be covering various measuring methods and techniques used by artist to acquire accuracy in their drawings:

  • Comparitive

  • Sight-size

  • Triangulation

  • View Finders

  • Mapping

  • Linear Perspective, both 1 & 2 point

  • Use of a Grid

At the end of each class students will be given assignments to practice these techniques in their sketch books, and book lists pertaining to the material covered for further reading. When students return to class they will bring their sketches and we will begin class by talking about one sketch from each student in the group. We'll point out which techniques were used, how well the image was rendered, how correct and believable the perspective is etc.

By the end of this course our hope is that you will have acquired some real tools for making art with accuracy, feeling, and aptitude. 

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