Two Week Course -- 6/26-7/7
Focus on the Figure
This course will focus on skills and strategies for drawing the human figure. We will practice gesture drawing with a live model and use photographs for reference. During these exercises we will practice line, mass, and movement to capture action and proportions. We will use a variety of drawing materials through a series of short one minute poses, building up to poses that will hold for longer durations.
The class will discuss the figure throughout art history to today, looking at artists ranging from Michelangelo and Rembrant, to Kehinde Wiley, Jordan Casteel, and Titus Kaphar. We will go on a series of field trips to museums and galleries in NYC to deepen our understanding of how different artists engage with the human form. This dialog about the figure is fundamental to art while fostering empathy for all people and identities. This class will be exciting for artists at any skill level.
This course is open to rising 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students.
Emily Lombardo, instructor