Drawing the Human Form
A 10-week foundations level course where you learn to draw the human form in correct proportions
Drawing the Human Form
In this studio course, working mainly from live models, you will learn a step-by-step method for accurately and beautifully representing the human form.
Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction you will go from a drawing composed of basic shapes to a fully rendered piece of art.
Areas of focus will include the proportions of the human body, points of reference on the body that aid with developing a drawing, drawing a body in motion, and foreshortening.
- Course Type Traditional Drawing Courses
- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill Level Level 1
- Language English
Section A) starts Monday, January 13th and is once a week from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM - English - Donna Shvil
Section B) starts Saturday, January 18th and is once a week from 1:45 PM to 4:45 PM - English - Donna Shvil This Section is full
Duration: 10 weeks
Foundations of Drawing or equivalent experience (having a foundation in the basics of realistic drawing, such as basic perspective, proportion and shading) is required.
Language requirements: You need at least intermediate level English to take this class (the teacher is bilingual and can explain concepts and give feedback in both languages).
- Pencils: 1 HB, 1 B, 1 2B (we recommend Derwent or Staedtler)
- A sharpener of good quality
- Erasers: Kneaded eraser, white eraser, pen shape white eraser
- Sketchbook (11x14 recommended, should be able to remove individual sheets easily)
- Tracing paper 9x12 (very translucent) the recommended brand is Canson - Foundation Series
- 1 white pencil; Faber Castell Polychromos
Learn to draw spontaneously, energetically and accurately and demonstrate a structured approach to drawing the human figure.
*Please note that this outline is from the last time we held this class and we may make some updates and improvements for the coming term.
Week 1 – Learn all about the basic proportions and methods for constructing the human body.
Week 2 – Create the human form in 3 dimensions and grasp reference points and measurements.
Weeks 3 and 4 - Create a convincing silhouette and learn to draw the leg, arm, torso and head easily.
Weeks 5 and 6 – Continue realistic rendering of parts of the body and learn the basic 3-tone shading system for convincing modelling and cast shadows.
Weeks 7 and 8 – Develop proficiency in drawing the hands and feet from all angles and increase your modelling and rendering skills.
Weeks 9 and 10 – Create finished drawings for your portfolio and present completed work in a professional manner.
Syn Studio offers the highest quality education at the most affordable prices.
This popular class tends to fill up well before the deadline, so register early!
Winter term classes begin on Monday the 13th of Jan. Late registration still available for some classes.
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