Thurs, Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, 2024
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Taught in English and Spanish
(20% off for members)
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Strengthen your drawing skills through a classical approach using a step-by-step method. No experience necessary!
This six-week course is for absolute beginner and intermediate students. It covers all the bases of drawing. Through demonstrations, drawing time, and individual critique, the instructor will focus on the fundamentals of proportion, gesture, abstract shapes, value, and rendering form (shading). Class will discuss the use of different materials and study master drawings to understand their strengths and the techniques and processes employed.
Students will express their sensibility and feelings through drawing, following skills in basic drawing: sketching, proportions, relationship, symmetry, perspective, decomposition of forms in geometric figures, color drawing, etc. and how to use the drawings elements such as line, point, shading, etc. to represent the world around them (Objects, landscape, portraits, architecture, etc.)
After mastering some drawing skills, students can use what they learned, articulate stories, express their inner world through drawing, and develop their representational efforts in the narrative of their images through visual vocabulary.
Drawings will be evaluated constantly during class, and the instructor will suggest exercises and assignments to practice during the week.
Class 1 & 2
Line control, measuring, hand and eye control, shape and form, proportions and relationships, comparison, symmetry.
Class 3 & 4:
Learn to use a viewfinder. Negative Space. Tonal and shading exercises and various small projects.
Drawing a frontal portrait from scratch, developing awareness about the general similarities in the proportions and symmetry in all the faces and the differences in their features, helping them build a system to represent a portrait correctly.
Understanding a Frontal or Single point perspective; Two points perspective and Three points perspective and applying them in practical samples: Landscapes, Interiors, Objects & Human Figure
Refund & Cancellation Policy: Attendees can request refunds up to 24 hours before their class start date. Classes must meet a minimum enrollment number to run.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Pablo Contrisciani born in Argentina, lives in Miami since 1998. He earned his Master in Fine Arts and 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 in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Pablo is an Oolite Arts alumnus (1998-2006 and 2010-2015) and works as a painting and drawing instructor since 1998.
Materials are not included
Make sure you bring the materials listed below on the first day of your class:
▪ Pencils HB, 1B, 2B, 4B, 1H, 2H (one each)
▪ 1 eraser
▪ 1 sharpener
▪ 1 Viewfinder with vertical and horizontal divisions
▪ 1 Drawing/sketch pad 9” x 12”
▪ 1 small sketchbook 5” x 7”
▪ 1 masking tape
▪ Black artist pens or markers: Superfine point, fine point, medium point & brush
▪ 2 charcoal pencils