Sat, July 8 – 29, 2023
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(Open to teens with written parental permission.)
Taught in English and Spanish
(Model fee included. Materials not included. 20% discount for members)
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
This Human Figure Drawing course will provide students with specific drawing media experiences to build basic perceptual skills in terms of drawing from the human figure. Students will alternate gesture drawings with long methodical studies.
There will be demos and exercises to practice and review the basic elements of art: line, value, shape/volume, texture, and color to lead to their deliberate manipulation for different types of spatial illusion, compositions, and expressive meaning drawing spontaneously, energetically, and accurately from life.
The human body is marvelously complex and expressive. Excellent figure drawings may be either very involved or very simple and always convey a sense that the represented form is alive. A nude model will be present.
The instructor will work with each student, giving constructive criticism and doing individual demonstrations. Class will collectively discuss and critique at the end of each session.
This course is directed toward giving the students a structured approach to drawing the human figure, which will serve as a foundation for their personal interpretive approach.
Class meets on Saturdays for four consecutive weeks. Materials are not included you’ll receive the materials list upon registration.
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
Born in NOLA and raised in the Dominican Republic, Raul Perdomo has been an exhibiting artist working in Miami since 1990. He holds a BFA degree in painting and drawing from Florida State University with minors in printmaking and art history.
His work has been included in multiple group and solo exhibitions and is a part of many national and international art collections.
Raul has been a South Florida Art Center/now Oolite Arts resident artist between 1990-1993. His experiences as an exhibiting artist in the contemporary art world evolved into the art education field, where he worked for M-DCPS between 2006-2008. Between 2008-2012 taught advanced painting, drawing, and portfolio development workshops both private and at Oolite Arts. Perdomo served as visual arts program director and has worked as an instructor at Miami Arts Charter School Wynwood campus since 2011.
- Charcoal – (hard, soft, medium)
- Graphite pencils – 4B, 6B
- Kneaded eraser (large)
- Gum eraser
- 18” x 24” newsprint pad
- 18”x 24” drawing paper pad
- X-acto knife
- Pencil sharpener
- Conté crayons – black and white
- An assortment of markers, fine to medium point, permanent and water soluble
- Spray fixative
- Portfolio, cardboard
- Art box