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Figure Drawing and Painting


  • The Florence Academy of Art US 888 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ, 07306 United States (map)

To register contact Alexa Marino at info.us@florenceacademyofart.com or call 201-685-7080

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This weekly figure drawing and painting class will explore various methods of observation to accurately represent the human figure.  Working on one drawing or painting over multiple sessions, students will start by learning how to translate the proportions and gesture of the model onto paper or canvas.  On this foundation the class will then study key anatomical structures, as well as the creation of form through light and shadow. Each class will begin with a short discussion on various topics such as anatomy, movement, perspective and light paying particular attention to how these ideas are used in the drawing and painting process. After this, students will work on their own drawings and paintings guided by one-on-one critiques.  This class is intended for all levels, and instruction is tailored to the individual student.

Earlier Event: June 5
Portrait Drawing
Later Event: October 9
Drawing for Beginners