Drawing is meditation with a pencil!
This course is for an absolute beginner to intermediate students. No prior experience is necessary. Express your inner world through drawing, strengthen your skills through a classical approach to drawing using a step-by-step method.
Demonstrations, drawing time, and individual critiques focus on the fundamentals of proportion, comparison, gesture, abstract shapes, value, and rendering.
Each class will focus on organic elements like flowers, plants, trees, and animals and follow a step-by-step process. Students will learn to see each element with the right side of their brain so they can represent them correctly. Students will learn a structure for making a series of analytical drawings in each class.
In the last half hour of class, students will do quick sketches to develop spontaneity and capture the subject matter’s expression.
Students will be guided according to their skills with constant evaluation while 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 organic elements: Flowers, plants, trees, animals.
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 USA, Latin America and Europe. Pablo is an Oolite Arts alumnus (1998-2006 and 2010-2015) and works as a painting instructor since 1998.