French Academy FIGURE Drawing & Painting - Part A


Ages: 16 - No Limit

Ability: Beginner

Expertise: Painting

This figure drawing & painting course features a traditional "long pose" where the model returns to the same pose over the following sessions, so the artists can explore and capture the subtle nuances of the figure and refine their drawing and painting. We will focus on the basics of traditional classical figure painting practiced by the French Academy from the 1900's. The student can start with a drawing, charcoal on paper, and then transfer the drawing onto a canvas and paint the figure, or start painting the figure right away on the canvas. Students will learn the skills of painting the model as accurately as they can, while approaching concepts of how to understand light and shade, values, gesture, how to mix skin tone, glazes and how to keep their work simple, realistic, and elegant.

SPECIAL NOTE: Painting medium is oil. Students are not required to take Session A before Session B.

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