“Drawing is understanding and capturing the world around you with your inner eyes”
Strengthen your skills through a classical approach to drawing using a step-by-step method to learn to draw animals. This course is for the absolute beginner to the intermediate student. It covers all the fundamentals of drawing learning representational techniques. The class virtually meets for 4 consecutive weeks.
Demonstrations, drawing time, and individual critiques focus on the fundamentals of proportion, comparison, gesture, abstract shapes, value, and rendering will be teaching.
Each class will focus on different types of animals: wild, domestic, sea world animals, and birds.
Following a step-by-step process, students will learn to see first each element with the right side of the brain to represent them drawing correctly, learning a structure making a series of analytical drawings in each class.
In the last half an hour, they will do quick sketches to develop spontaneity and capture the subject matter’s expression.
Students will be guided according to their skills with a constant evaluation while they are drawing. At the end of this 4-week course, students will master basic drawing abilities to develop a visual vocabulary.
Learning to see. Visual Education
Learn to draw animals using a set-by-step method
Lines: Outline and internal contours.
Relationships, line, and shape, proportions, comparison high and width, measurements.
Demonstrations using several images as visual references.
Shading, tonal scale, contrast, light and shadow, volume, 3D, tones.
Adding texture effects in the shading according to the surface of the different organic elements
Practicing making several sketches of each subject matter.
Sketching with shading.
Sketching according to the theme using pencil or/and ink.
About the Instructor
Pablo Contrisciani earned his Masters in Fine Arts, Painting at Facultad de Bellas Artes, National University of La Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally, and internationally. His work forms part of public and corporate collections from the USA, Latin America to Europe. Pablo is an Oolite Arts alumnus (1998-2006 and 2010-2015) and works as a painting and drawing instructor since 1998.