The human figure is a touchstone of visual art and design in many creative disciplines. An understanding of it’s dynamic and structure will help anyone interested in drawing, painting, design, architecture, sculpture, animation, story telling, etc. The approach taught is primarily concerned with the use of line to convey ideas, development of form, and a simplified design of anatomy – the basics of being able to convincingly draw a figure in space. As well as invent or abstract the figure from memory and imagination. Through a series of drawing exercises guided by artistic principles and knowledge of anatomy, students will gain a keener appreciation for capturing gesture, make their drawings more expressive, and better understand the unique and dynamic design of the human figure – a wellspring of inspiration for artists and designers throughout history.
Prerequisite: Some drawing experience preferred but open to all levels.