Gesture, Block-in, and Form: Investigating the Figure with the Contemporary Classical Method with Geoffrey Klepeis Tuesdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm 4 week Course: April 14 – May 5 Cost: $350 This is a step-by-step drawing
Gesture, Block-in, and Form: Investigating the Figure with the Contemporary Classical Method with Geoffrey Klepeis
Tuesdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm
4 week Course: April 14 – May 5
This is a step-by-step drawing method that allows the artist to adeptly observe the gesture and natural characteristics of the form of the human body. This will help the artist to create a graceful and compelling structure, which is then ready for rendering form and light. The end goal is creating a dynamic, living drawing in accordance with classical principles.
Each step will be demonstrated through in-class demos, as well as explanations of the techniques and strategies. Students can then apply the knowledge drawing from a live model. Each student will receive personal guidance as they practice their understanding of these methods.
Step 1: Learning the gesture through the inner curve
Step 2: Conceptualizing the major masses of the body by arranging corresponding blocks onto the inner curve
Step 3: The envelope and block-in methods
Step 4: The contour
Step 5: Understanding the light
Step 6: Rendering the form and the final stages of a drawing
-Multiple 2b pencils (Staedler or Faber Castell brands are recommended)
-Large pad of drawing paper. Minimum 14” x 18”. Heavier paper, no newsprint. Medium tooth is recommended, unless you have an established preference already.
-Pencil extender (Generals or Koh-i-noor)
-A baseball cap can be helpful to block out light from your eyes while drawing
April 14 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - May 5 (Tuesday) 1:00 pm
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