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Figure Drawing


  • The Art Students League of New York 215 West 57th Street New York, NY, 10019 United States (map)
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This class will practice different forms of observation to accurately represent the human figure. Starting by working on one drawing over multiple sessions, students will learn how to translate the model’s proportions and gesture onto paper. Building on this foundation, the class will study key anatomical structures. Furthering our study will be concepts which enable the artist to create form through light and shadow.

Each class will begin with a short discussion on anatomy, perspective, and light, with close attention to how these ideas are applied to the drawing process. Finally, students will work on their own drawings, guided by one-on-one critiques and demonstrations designed to clarify the student’s objectives and create a path toward completed drawings. Intended for all levels, instruction is tailored to the individual student.