Drawing is a way to examine, explore and express life. The human body provides simple, unifying form principles found in all visual arts and design. In this intense class we explore the structural aspect of the body and ways to depict the rhythms and forms inherent to our bodies. We develop a language of line that connects us to the earliest known and most sophisticated drawings made by humans. One goal is to have you on a knowledge-seeking path about drawing, seeing through the history of drawing and allowing for personal expression with meaning. The series of exercises will enhance your drawing abilities no matter what your level. The pencil and brush will be the primary tools to make effective line drawings that show structural anatomy, rhythm and archetypes of form. We work primarily from short poses with nude and clothed, male and female models. Each week, demonstrations of exercises, presentations and research deepen our understanding and our connection to the abundant drawings we can learn from, now at our fingertips more than ever. To see examples of student work, please visit: drawingmatters.tumblr.com. NOTE: Please bring a smooth, white sketchpad (18x24") and soft graphite pencils to the first session.
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