Drawing & Painting
Human body- Anatomy- Figure Drawing- Realism Vs. Stylized Art
Teacher: Casandra Carrettini
Mat Fee: $35
Fall: 11 weeks: $260 or $250 if taking 2 or more classes
Winter: 10 weeks: $245 or $235 if taking 2 or more classes
Spring: 10 weeks: $245 or $235 if taking 2 or more classes
FALL: This session’s theme is The Human Body. Students will focus on understanding the human form by analyzing the structure, anatomy and proportions. This class will start with some simple warm ups to get the hand-eye coordination flowing and then delve closely into human anatomy to work towards a very realistic figure. Students will learn how to draw human figures by breaking down shapes into simple forms. They will learn about gesture, balance, proportions, shading and more. We will explore classical as well as contemporary figure drawing techniques and approaches to developing the human form. Emphasis is placed upon observation, line quality, volume, composition and originality. Techniques with graphite, charcoal, conté, colored pencil, and pastel are demonstrated and developed. After gaining confidence in their ability to draw realistically, students will learn about stylized art. To do so, students will explore the life, career and portrait creations of an important 20th century artist: Amedeo Modigliani. Students will create their own masterpiece inspired by the elongated figures, asymmetrical compositions and simple but monumental use of line presence in Modigliani’s portrait paintings. To do that, students will first practice by copying the portrait and then color in with oil pastels. Learning the basics of drawing a human anatomy is a great way to improve artistic toolbox. Understanding and practicing anatomical drawing can improve your art skill tremendously. Therefore you can create unique artworks that you will enjoy creating and sharing with others. Join us in this art adventure!