This is an ideal course for beginner-intermediate students who want to learn a simple step-by-step process to represent a basic human figure through a drawing system, making it possible to visualize the human body forms from every point of view.
No previous drawing training is required.
The first half of the course will cover various poses, actions, and gestures without a model and the correct relationships between forms through analytical drawings to study the interconnections of the parts of the body: Proportions, measurements, symmetry, and sketching to capture the expression of the figure.
The students will learn to build a human figure from scratch, starting with a very simple structure following a deep space figure rotation method. This systematic sketching order will be explained and demonstrated. The curriculum covers the body forms, the shape masses of the figure such as the head, the rib cage shape, the wedge box of the pelvis, the column, forms of the arms and legs, and the wedges masses of hands and legs.
In the second half of the course, the students will be introduced to drawing human figures according to an expressive proposal, transforming its representation to a more abstract way, having references to modern masters of expressionism, and gradually, they’ll be guided to experiment and practice their own way to represent the human figure.
Students will receive the list of supplies needed upon registration.
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.
- Pencils HB, 1B, 2B, 4B, 1H, 2H (one each)
- 1 eraser
- 1 sharpener
- 1 Charcoal pencil
- 1 viewfinder with vertical and horizontal divisions
- 1 medium sketch pad; 9 x 12 inches
- 1 small sketchbook; 5 x 7 inches
- Black artist pens or markers: Superfine point, fine point, medium point & brush