Improve Your Figure Drawing (3 sessions) with Edmond Rochat


  • New York New Church 114 East 35th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States

Intermediate Figure Drawing (3 sessions) with Artist Edmond Rochat - Mondays, March 20th, 27th and April 3rd 

Students will focus on three main concepts in figure drawing during this course: proportion/gesture, perspective and lighting form. 

Each session starts with a drawing demonstration by the instructor and an exercise for participants to practice. Students will then work from a live figure model for the rest of the session while receiving individual guidance from the instructor. This class is designed to break figure drawing down into clear ideas to create definitive goals so noticeable progress can be gained. By working with clear objectives students should expect to see significant growth in their work. 

Session 1: Proportion/gesture, through exercises and practice students work to train their eyes to see proportion and gesture more clearly giving their figure drawings a more natural feel. 

Session 2: Perspective, students add linear perspective to their drawing to make their figure drawings appear to occupy space and have depth. 

Session 3: Lighting, while a large subject, students will learn how light falls on form and how that can be used to enhance the drama in their work.