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Foundations of Drawing – Onsite

Build essential drawing techniques while learning to draw people and objects.

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Foundations of Drawing

This class will be held onsite at the following location:

Cestar Collège - Syn Studio
3440 Ontario St E, Montreal, QC H1W 1P9

This course covers the most essential drawing fundamentals that every artist should know; depicting light, shadows and forms. You will also learn the basics of human proportions and anatomy through studying portraits and nude figures.

Our curriculum blends classical drawing instruction developped by old masters with modern teaching methods (e.g. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain) so that artists can see rapid improvement in their skills while developing a unique style.

This class is perfect for beginners and serves as a building-block for our other classes. Everyone can learn to draw!

  • Course Type Syn Studio Onsite Classes
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill Level
    Level 0
    Level 0

    This class is for people who have never taken art courses before, or would like to solidify the techniques they already have.

  • Language English

Use Coupon Code OnsiteSpring2024 at checkout to get 20% off this class.

Please note that this class is onsite. Please arrive on time to your class.

Onsite classes are not subject to our multiclass discount + webinar promotion. Additionally, these classes must be purchased separately from any Online Art Classes you may wish to take.

Schedule

Note: This section will be offered onsite only. Our online sections are available HERE

Term: Summer 2024

Class Timings: Saturdays from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT or UTC -4h)

Date of first class: July 6th

Duration: 10 weeks

 

Please note that our classes times are listed as EDT (GMT-4) but that starting on Sunday, November 5th, 2024, all class times will go into EST (GMT-5)

This class will be held onsite at the following location:

Cestar Collège - Syn Studio
3440 Ontario St E, Montreal, QC H1W 1P9

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Prerequisites

Skill requirements

This class is for beginners and those looking to refresh their drawing skills; there are no prerequisites.

 

Language and age requirements

You should have at least intermediate level English/French to take this class. Please be advised that there could be artistic nudity in our classes. Students should be 14 years old to enroll.

 

Required Materials

  • 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, white pages (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 Castel Polychromos

Optional but used in most classes:

  • White Bristol Vellum paper pad
  • Kraft paper 3 Pages

 

* - List subject to change, the official material list will be sent before the beginning of the term.

 

Course Outline

Build a solid foundation in art by learning the theory and techniques required to draw people, objects and scenes while receiving professional feedback from your instructor.

*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 about essential materials and the basic skills of drawing.

 

Week 2

Understand form and negative space and learn all about the proportions of the face.

 

Week 3

Important perspective exercises and the proportions of the human body.

 

Week 4

Understand light and shadow with exercises on various shading techniques.

 

Week 5 and 6

Learn essential principles of composition: Figure and/or portrait drawing exercise, and sketching and gesture drawing.

 

Week 7

Perceive form, negative space and shadow shapes.

 

Week 8 and 9

Analyze angles, proportions and perspective.

 

Week 10

Unite all the basic skills of drawing to create a harmonious finished drawing with wholeness and personality.

 

Check out the entire outline

Registration

Use Coupon Code OnsiteSpring2024 at checkout to get 20% off this class.

Please note that this class is onsite. Please arrive on time to your class.

Onsite classes are not subject to our multiclass discount + webinar promotion. Additionally, these classes must be purchased separately from any Online Art Classes you may wish to take.

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