Cast Drawing and the Mechanics of Light
In this class we will focus on many of the fundamental skills necessary to the artist in order to create a more convincing illusion of reality in his or her pictures.
We will start by covering the basics of how to approach an initial linear drawing, or “block-in” focusing on the various techniques that we can employ as we strive for accuracy in shape, proportion and gesture. We will then move straight in to modeling form, three dimensionally, as we discuss the fundamentals, as well as some of the nuances, of how light actually wors as well as how to better depict it on a two dimensional surface. During this time students will learn to think about their drawings in sculptural terms by utilizing a conceptual model of light fall, which will allow for a greater sense of depth and realism in their finished drawings. By learning how to analyze what the light is actually doing in real life, students will learn how to accurately translate visual information in to their drawings and take much of the guesswork and frustration out of the process. Students will also learn how to avoid being fooled by some of the common visual tricks that our eyes play on us which can lead to distortions in our drawings.
The class will include lectures and demonstrations by the teacher as well as one on one critiques with students. Time will also be spent discussing materials as well as some good, practical ways to set yourself up for success before you even begin your drawing.
This workshop will be a perfect opportunity for students to gain exposure to many of the fundamental concepts of drawing in a very short period of time. Students will be drawing for the majority of the workshop, however, because of the short time frame, emphasis will be placed on understanding the primary concepts for use in future projects rather than on creating finished works of art during the workshop itself.
Students of all levels are welcome.
Dates: August 27-31, 2018
Times: 10 am – 5 pm with an hour lunch break from 1 – 2 pm
Fee: $495 (your spot will be held with 1/2 down non-refundable deposit and the remainder due the first day of class)
Materials List: will be emailed to you once we’ve received your downpayment
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