"Drawing the Figure" with Angela Cunningham
August 10, 11, 12 (Friday - Sunday)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Angela Cunningham
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Fee: $450 (includes live model; students provide materials; click here for material list)
In this 3-day intensive workshop, artist Angela Cunningham will teach students to draw the Figure from observation. Working in graphite, Angela will help students understand and practice the visual tools of "blocking-in." Spending time and focusing on "block-ins" is a traditional academic training method that allows one to fine tune foundational skills for high accuracy.
Over the course of the three-day workshop, each student will get a chance to organize a strategic method of thought and process to develop a clear approach to drawing. The first day, we will work with drawing from the Charles Bargue Drawing Course Figure Plates, a 2-dimensional reference, to introduce the approach and build the foundational skills required to approach a live model. During the next two days, we will apply these techniques while working from a live model, refining and internalizing the approach. Students will develop their comparative measuring and shape-seeing abilities along with patience, focus, accuracy, and observational detail.
Each student can expect to walk away with a good grasp of a systematical approach to drawing the figure and multiple practice drawings. Instructor, Angela Cunningham, will give demos throughout the workshop and will advise each student one on one. Beginner and experienced students are welcome!