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Drawing for Absolute Beginners

Never taken a drawing class before? Feel rusty or simply lack confidence? This course - our most popular offering - is designed for you. 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 with negative shapes, rules of perspective, and shading. Work in black and white with pencils, charcoal, and ink. This class emphasizes clear instruction and exercises that move sequentially to build new skills each week. You will receive personal, individualized feedback. Although this class is tailored toward the absolute beginner, all levels are welcome. Bring 5 sheets of 18 x 24" paper; black ebony or 2b pencil; an eraser; and $30 model fee to the first class.



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18 - &up Hickey 10/1 - 12/10 Tu 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $460.00 View

Experimental Drawing
This course is designed to get your creative juices flowing. We will practice intuitive drawing techniques, expand our mark making toolkit, make collaborative drawings, work with stencils, and much more. The goal here is to expand our ideas of what a drawing can be, work expressively, and embrace the playful side of art-making. This course could work equally well for students of all levels. All are welcome!

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Foundation Building
8th Floor Peter Cooper Suite
18 - &up Hibit 11/3 - 11/24 Su 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM $300.00 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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41 Cooper Square
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18 - &up Simonian 10/7 - 11/25 Mo 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $450.00 View