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Drawing at The Met
The fundamentals of observational drawing are taught on-site at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The building itself, along with the artworks, objects, and people it contain are all possible subjects for study. Basic concepts related to perspective, gesture, contour, value, and mass, are introduced and worked through in five sessions. These principles are introduced to students individually and in respect to their own stage of development. The class is suitable for absolute beginners, as well as those with previous drawing experience. Students are responsible for a museum admission fee of $5 for each session.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Uris Center
18 - &up Hibit 2/3 - 3/3 Su 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM $250.00 View

Drawing for Absolute Beginners

Never taken a drawing class before? Feel rusty or simply lack confidence? This course—our most popular offering—is tailored for beginners. You'll draw from life and from art reproductions. Beginning with a simple contour, you will use line to translate a variety of shapes, from the still life to the figure. Learn to see like an artist, and to develop form and space using negative shapes, shading, and rules of sighting and perspective. Work in black and white with pencils, charcoal, and ink. The class is an encouraging, non-judgmental atmosphere to enter the practice of drawing.



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41 Cooper Square
901
18 - &up Hickey 2/4 - 4/8 Mo 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $440.00 View

Intermediate Drawing
Have you taken Drawing for Absolute Beginners? Or are you someone who likes drawing but would appreciate some focused, individual feedback on how to deepen your skill-set and confidence? We will explore a variety of in-depth topics about and approaches to observational drawing: figure, still life, landscape, perspective, shading, composition, and more. This class also introduces foundational skills that can serve as preparation for painting. Please bring drawing supplies and a $35 model fee, payable to the instructor, to the first class.

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41 Cooper Square
901
18 - &up Hickey 2/5 - 4/9 Tu 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $450.00 View

Portraiture Workshop

Creating a lifelike, expressive portrait is a major challenge even for the most experienced artist, from emotion to gesture to getting a likeness. Using live models, photographs, sculpture, mirrors and memory in each intensive workshop, students will study proportion and anatomy of the head and face, observe how it is attached to the rest of the body, identify distinctive individual characteristics and tackle the problems of seeing accurately and depicting each feature of the face. We will explore how photographs can be used to accelerate the learning process. Exposure to a wide range of materials and techniques will guide students in the value of quick, gesture sketches as well as fully rendered sculptural, value drawings of the face. We will also examine works by the great masters of portraiture and figure drawing such as Alice Neel, Leonardo da Vinci, George Grosz, Max Beckmann, Marlene Dumas and more. The instructor will meet students at whatever level ability they are to guide their development. Class critiques will also be used to provide valuable feedback and encouragement to promote progress. This class may be repeated as desired. Please bring a $30 model fee, payable to the instructor, to the first class.



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Foundation Building
8th Floor Peter Cooper Suite
18 - &up Simonian 2/5 - 3/26 Tu 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $450.00 View