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drawing of a figure and face in color pencil

Figure Drawing I

6:30PM - 9:30PM
Sep 19 - Dec 12
3.50 CEUs,
12 Sessions

Judy Mannarino Fine artist

This course takes the fear out of drawing the figure. Whether this is your first time drawing the figure or you want to hone your basic skills, this course is for you. Often, students will say, "Oh drawing the figure is so hard..." It's not; it is no different from drawing cubes and spheres. Through weekly exercises and a lot of individual attention, we will work on direct observation, noticing that everything has a relationship to something else. Plot the points and put the pieces of the puzzle together and you've got it! Using the model as subject matter, students will learn the fundamentals of drawing. This course will focus on each student's personal development. Employing a variety of materials, straightforward consideration of a subject and unconventional approaches, students will explore the elements to create successful drawings.
NOTE: Please bring a newsprint pad (18x24"), vine charcoal, soft charcoal pencils and Crayola crayons to the first session.


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