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Gesture Drawing: Capturing the Essence of the Figure WEDNESDAY EVENING begins 4.3

$255.00

Gesture Drawing: Capturing the Essence of the Figure

Teachers: Jared Price
Fee: Model fees included in course price
Class Length: 8 Weeks
Class Days: Wednesdays, beginning April 3
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Capturing the Essence of Figure

Dive into the dynamic world of figure drawing in our 8-week course, “Gesture Drawing,” designed to hone your observational and drawing skills. Inspired by the renowned methods of Kimon Nicolaides, this class is perfect for artists of all levels seeking to capture the fluidity and motion of the human form.

Class Structure

Each week, we focus on different aspects of gesture drawing, emphasizing quick, expressive sketches that capture the essence of the model’s pose and movement. You’ll learn to observe and record forms with immediacy, understanding the underlying structure of the human body.

Techniques and Skills

The course covers a variety of Nicolaides-inspired techniques, including:

  • Blind contour drawing: Enhancing your observational skills by drawing without looking at the paper.
  • Continuous line drawing: Creating fluid, uninterrupted lines that trace the form and movement.
  • Dynamic sketching: Capturing the energy and rhythm of the model’s pose.

Approach and Benefits

This approach encourages spontaneity and a deeper connection with your subject, moving beyond mere representation to convey emotion and action. This class is not just about improving your drawing skills; it’s about changing the way you see and interpret the human form.

ALL LEVELS. If you have never taken a drawing class, be prepared to have your vision challenged.
If you have never taken a figure drawing class before, please bring the prerequisites of curiosity, patience, self compassion, and tenacity.
REPEATABLE CLASS. There is always more to learn about the figure, and your responsive style.
RECOMMENDED: For an immersive experience, artists are encouraged to take this class in conjunction with the afternoon Figure Sculpting Anatomy class. Use the coupon code DRAW&SCULPT at checkout to get 10% off each class, when purchased as a set.

Referenced in picture: Kimon Nicolaides

Materials List 

  • Sketch paper or Newsprint- 18×24″
  • Soft vine or willow charcoal sticks
  • Compressed charcoal sticks (not charcoal pencils)
  • Plastic eraser such as General’s Tri-Tip
  • Folder or binder for handouts
  • (Returning artists: consider upgrading to Strathmore charcoal or drawing paper. Drawing medium is your choice.)

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Gesture Drawing: Capturing the Essence of the Figure

Teachers: Jared Price
Fee: Model fees included in course price
Class Length: 8 Weeks
Class Days: Wednesdays, beginning April 3
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Capturing the Essence of Figure

Dive into the dynamic world of figure drawing in our 8-week course, “Gesture Drawing,” designed to hone your observational and drawing skills. Inspired by the renowned methods of Kimon Nicolaides, this class is perfect for artists of all levels seeking to capture the fluidity and motion of the human form.

Class Structure

Each week, we focus on different aspects of gesture drawing, emphasizing quick, expressive sketches that capture the essence of the model’s pose and movement. You’ll learn to observe and record forms with immediacy, understanding the underlying structure of the human body.

Techniques and Skills

The course covers a variety of Nicolaides-inspired techniques, including:

  • Blind contour drawing: Enhancing your observational skills by drawing without looking at the paper.
  • Continuous line drawing: Creating fluid, uninterrupted lines that trace the form and movement.
  • Dynamic sketching: Capturing the energy and rhythm of the model’s pose.

Approach and Benefits

This approach encourages spontaneity and a deeper connection with your subject, moving beyond mere representation to convey emotion and action. This class is not just about improving your drawing skills; it’s about changing the way you see and interpret the human form.

ALL LEVELS. If you have never taken a drawing class, be prepared to have your vision challenged.
If you have never taken a figure drawing class before, please bring the prerequisites of curiosity, patience, self compassion, and tenacity.
REPEATABLE CLASS. There is always more to learn about the figure, and your responsive style.
RECOMMENDED: For an immersive experience, artists are encouraged to take this class in conjunction with the afternoon Figure Sculpting Anatomy class. Use the coupon code DRAW&SCULPT at checkout to get 10% off each class, when purchased as a set.

Referenced in picture: Kimon Nicolaides

Materials List 

  • Sketch paper or Newsprint- 18×24″
  • Soft vine or willow charcoal sticks
  • Compressed charcoal sticks (not charcoal pencils)
  • Plastic eraser such as General’s Tri-Tip
  • Folder or binder for handouts
  • (Returning artists: consider upgrading to Strathmore charcoal or drawing paper. Drawing medium is your choice.)
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