Drawing I – Objects, Cast & Head (Portrait) Drawing
Weekly Class – Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This class builds critical drawing skills. It gives students a solid foundation to move on to the figure and other complex subjects, without having to struggle with basic methods and technique.
Students begin with simple objects, progress to cast/drapery and then move on to life portrait drawing. Exercises from the French atelier and East European realist schools cover key subjects:
- Analytical drawing & construction;
- Line control;
- Value control;
- Portraying form through light and shadow;
- Rendering with pencil, charcoal, marker, pen & ink;
The class is on-going, with no start/end date. Students can join at any time.
The material includes 3 modules:
1. Simple Objects: constructing simple forms; learning to control line and values.
2. Cast & Drapery: creating strong compositions; showing dimension with light and shadow.
3. Head (Portrait) Drawing: anatomy and construction of the skull and facial muscles; describing living form and creating full-finish portraits.
Students start with the module that fits their current skill level, and study at their own pace.
All levels of experience are welcome; beginners will find it particularly helpful.
Questions? Reach out by email, or call 416-453-2844.