Monday, December 7, 2009

Welcome to Drawing the Figure 2: Planes and Volume

In this post:
About Drawing the Figure: the Course
Drawing the Figure 2 description
Details and How to Register
About Private Mentoring

Vincent Van Gogh
Drawing, Black chalk
Paris: October 1886-7
Van Gogh Museum

About Drawing the Figure: the Course
Julia's Studio presents Drawing the Figure, a course in four parts designed to make the most timeless, fascinating and rewarding subject in all of art accessible and learnable.

Each part of Drawing the Figure is made of 8 concentrated, 3-hours classes designed to maximize your time and learning experience. The classes feature lots of demonstrations, in-depth instruction and concrete approaches to drawing the figure that you can apply to anything you see.

Featuring a combination of four live model days per 8-week segment, alternating with guided explorations of master drawings, paintings and sculpture, Drawing the Figure offers a rewarding, practical approach for beginners and a rigorous refresher for more experienced artists.

As one of my students, you are entitled to a one-hour private mentoring session either before the first class begins, during or after the eight weeks, included in the class cost.

It is still possible to join the class if you missed Drawing the Figure 1. Please contact me for a free consultation.

Thank you for joining me in studying the art and skill of figure drawing!

Class Description

Drawing the Figure 2: Planes and Volume

Drawing the Figure 2 emphasizes planes and volume. Building on your work in Drawing the Figure 1, you learn to extend line to the planes of the body to build convincingly solid, three dimensional form on the page.

We start with a review of gesture, blocking in, proportion, placement, shapes and spaces, and a focused look at finding points where lines change direction.

From there you learn to find corresponding interior planes and model the form.

Class includes a mini-intensive on geometric volumes and how they relate to the figure. Watch your drawings take on exciting new dimensionality with this knowledge.

As always you are encouraged to join in art history discussion designed to expand your drawing vocabulary and broaden your understanding of the figure in art. The class features a high degree of individual attention.

Alberto Giacometti
Details and How to Register

January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24

8 sessions
Includes 4 live model days
Includes a 1-hour private mentoring session

University Heights Building
5031 University Way NE
Room 211
Seattle, WA 98105

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. This class is now officially open for registration. Spaces are limited.

After I receive your email I will confirm your space with you and send you payment information. Full payment is due within two weeks of receiving your confirmation email

Classes start on time!

Thank you for signing up.

Read on for More Information

Private Mentoring

Private Mentoring is what I call the "rocket fuel" of drawing instruction. Artists and students of all levels can benefit from mentoring. The one-on-one format in which you have my undivided attention is an effective way of advancing your skills rapidly. It's also an excellent option for experienced artists who are looking for a fresh perspective or who need to fill in technical gaps, hone content, strengthen compositions, or create goals.

You can choose how you use your dedicated time: bring work you've done for me to review and offer my constructive feedback, practice drawing or painting, with exercises I tailor to your questions and requests; get help on a specific technique you're not clear on or would like to strengthen; or designe a personal program of study based on your goals.

You can bring any visual work - collage, ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing photography, graphics, illustration - to your session, or just bring yourself and an idea of what you'd like to work on.