THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS. We use the Zoom platform for online classes. Login codes are sent prior to the first class only. Some email systems such as Hotmail block our emails to you. Please check your junk folders, and if you have have not received your class info, please contact us (email@example.com) 15-30 minutes before your class begins so we can reply with the login codes. We will get you into your class.
MODEL PRIVACY: No recording, photography, or screen shots are allowed in our Figure Drawing sessions. To protect the privacy of models, they have the option to wear minimal clothing. This is a change from our typical figure drawing classes, and will continue as long as these classes are offered online. Sometimes, the times call for a fig leaf.
Let us know if you have any questions.
- Teacher: Charity Baker
- Class Length: 8 Weeks
- Class Days: Fridays, beginning February 9
- Time: 10:00 – 1:00 pm PST
In this class we will view current museum and gallery exhibits around NYC and abroad together through Zoom, and then create drawings to explore key issues of how a drawing becomes successful, in some cases to last through the test of time.
The class time will be divided first by looking at art together, then making drawings in response to what we learn. Drawing exercises will include both transcriptions and original work from direct observation. We will study how certain subjects like the figure, still life and landscape have been utilized and changed throughout history. We will also analyze how certain periods in time (ancient to contemporary) and certain artists in particular have organized their expression of form and space, ideas, process, geometry, line and composition– and how our understanding of these elements can be used as a narrative in our own work.
The goal is to create serious drawings of our own based on what we learn by looking at others; homework will be assigned in some cases to further that endeavor.
All levels welcome.
- Both large and small size paper, 6×9”/9×12” and 18×24”/22×30”
- Pencils: range 2H-6B
- Charcoal: vine and compressed
- Eraser: I recommend- Staedtler eraser
- Pencil sharpener
- Rag to dust down charcoal (chamois cloth)
- Black and White Acrylic, a few cheap ‘round’ brushes med/large bristles
- Drawing Board