My Figure Drawing Class
I teach a six-week figure drawing course on Saturday mornings at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. The next class starts next Saturday, the 18th, and there are still a few days to sign-up. I wanted to give an overview of the class for any prospective drawing students out there.
Each Saturday, there is a different model that comes in to pose for the class. I give short demonstrations on different concepts related to figure drawing and students draw the figure to practice what they learned. I draw as the students draw and come around to help and give suggestions as needed.
We do a variety of different pose lengths, ranging from 2-minute gestures to 2-hour long poses. The topics I cover include proportion, contour line, value, and positive vs. negative space. I encourage students to continually improve their drawings by erasing and re-working areas. We primarily work in charcoal and chalk on 18” x 24” newsprint pads.
What students will get out of the class is not just a pretty picture but the knowledge and techniques they need to continually develop themselves as artists. Any questions about the class can be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can sign-up here.
- I currently have 3 pieces of artwork at the Old Hyde Park Art Center in the “Strike a Pose: Faces and Figures” exhibit put on by Tampa Regional Artists, which runs until February 7th.
- I will have a small painting in the “Monochromatic Minis” exhibit at Dunedin Fine Art Center, opening on January 16th.
- I will be participating in the Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival and the Mainsail Art Festival this spring.