Figure Drawing 3
Starting July 24, 2023
Drawing Materials as Tools of Expression
In this 10 week class the focus will be on our drawing tools as a means of furthering the expressive quality of our drawings. Each lesson will introduce new materials that we will be using.
The procedure will follow a basic pattern of 1st week lecture and demonstrations of the materials with a following critique of the drawings submitted. The 2nd week will be a follow up on the critics with further demonstrations. There will be five, two week lesson topics for a total of 10 weeks of instruction.
There will be a wide range of materials used including: ink, pen, wash, water soluble pencils, toned paper with white chalk, prepared paper, soft charcoal as well as other materials as the class develops.
I feel it is important for the students to experience alternative materials beyond the few standard pencils and paper they habitually use, in order to discover possibly other means that are more suited to their natural inclinations. New materials offer an expanded potential for personal expression.
Prerequisites Figure Drawing One and Figure Drawing Two.
This course is the cherry on top for those who have already thoroughly navigated courses Figure 1 and 2. Here he takes you beyond the fundamentals and guides you to maximize your expression and variety to describe the human form. A MUST for those that are spreading their wings as figurative artists! (Then I would recommend circling back and taking Figure 1 again to revisit all the fundamentals 😉)
I have a comfort level drawing with a pencil. In Figure 3, Glenn guided me through the process of experimenting with different media. While I have used most of these media before, seeing how Glenn used them was new to me. In addition to the class lessons, Glenn's Tuesday Zoom Demos and Thursday Chats gave me bonus lessons on the use of a variety of materials with my artwork.
This is a great class for anyone who has taken Glenn's figure drawing classes. He introduces students to a variety of techniques and approaches and his enthusiasm is truly inspiring.
Taking it has given me permission to apply all the structure and anatomy I'd been studying for years with freedom and expression.