Foundation of Drawing- September 30th , Oct 1st 10am-4pm 2023
Sept - Sat -Sun 30th & Oct 1st 2 day course
Time 10am - 4pm
Skill Level - All Level
Foundations of Drawing offers an exciting introduction to both drawing and to East Coast Art Studio's philosophy to learning art. You can study drawing in our weekly classes but if you want to do it as part of a 2 day course this is perfect for you. Through the close study and appreciation of drawing techniques of artists such as Michelangelo, Egon Schiele, Degas, Watteau, Käthe Kollwitz, Picasso, Giacometti and Marlene Dumas, we come to understand a hidden language. This language is the mystery of drawing, not academic drawing, but a line that can be harnessed to infuse an emotive reality in one’s work.
The study of drawing involves exploring line, weight, pressure, focus, depth and temperature. We emulate the surface qualities of excellent drawing from the breadth of art’s history. Foundations of Drawing starts you on this journey of discovery from the halls of art history: with practice this can lead you to your own personal style.
In the first of four sessions, students receive a live demonstration of technique and then do a study of a Bargue plate to understand how to break shape down to straight lines, and to learn how to create diffused value systems. In the second session students undertake a study of both a Giacometti drawing in charcoal and a Seurat crayon drawing on canvas paper. In the third session students practice a study of a John Singer Sargent portrait. In the final session students create their own drawing based upon the techniques they find of most interest.
Past students have found this class very rewarding and appreciated having an environment in which they learned quickly and in a relaxed way. This programme sets a great foundation for both home study and continued practice in the East Coast Art Studios.