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Anatomy

Figure Drawing (ONLINE) DR 605EF_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Current session started Apr 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Practice a variety of fundamental figure drawing approaches while working from photographic references. Media and techniques include graphite on white paper, charcoal on white paper, charcoal and chalk on toned paper, reduction methods, and the trois crayon technique. Proportions and methods of measuring will be emphasized.  Students will gain confidence in their representation of the human form and handling of materials as they draw alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions.

Register by:  April 9

Materials List: Osti DR 605EF_ON

Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Join Roberto Osti on Tuesday, April 6, for a free Q&A and drawing demonstration to launch his new book, Dynamic Human Anatomy.  Learn more and register here.

Image: Roberto Osti, Rebecca Foreshortened, chalk on paper

Essential Human Anatomy (ONLINE) DR 604EE_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The human body is one of the most fascinating subjects an artist can depict, but its anatomical complexity can make it intimidating. Roberto Osti, artist, teacher and author of Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide and Dynamic Figure Drawing, makes anatomy approachable and enjoyable. Study the structural aspects of the human form: basic landmarks, essential volumes, and proportional relationships. Progress to the main muscle groups to identify their surface effects and aesthetic characteristics. Work alongside the instructor in this live Zoom course.  Includes lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Osti DR 604EE_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Classical Drawing: Lessons from the Masters (ONLINE) DR 600CM_ON

$225

with Morgan Dummitt

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Copying master drawings is a traditional exercise stretching back to the Renaissance.  Learn to analyze great drawings for lessons in proportion, gesture, anatomy, and form. Explore a variety of traditional materials, from chalks to charcoal, ink wash, toned paper, and more. By closely copying the masters, gain a greater appreciation, understanding, and connection with inspirational artists who came before us. All materials will be suitable for the home studio. Instruction will be conducted through video lectures, demonstrations, assignments and individiual Zoom critiques.  All levels welcome! 

 Learning Goals

  • Learn the basics of proportional measurement.
  • Understand the techniques of master drawings - line, planes, and tones - to produce the illusion of volume.
  • Master the use of materials used traditional drawing materials.
  • Produce several finished copies of admired works of art.

Note: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Dummitt DR 600CM_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Thomas P. Anshutz (1851-1912), Cast Drawing: Wrestlers (detail), charcoal on cream laid paper, 18 13/16 x 24 1/8 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1971.8.102, gift of Mrs. Edward R. Anshutz

Portrait Drawing (ONLINE) DR 609E_ON

$225

with John Horn

Calendar Next available session starts May 27, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to draw an accurate portrait in real time, working outward from the deep skeletal structure to the surface facial features, in this live Zoom class with esteemed PAFA professor, John Horn.  Study the correct placement of the eyes, cheekbones, jaw, ears, nose and mouth within the overall head structure. Proportions of the head, neck and shoulders, as well as tonal rendering, will be covered.  Subjects will include copies of Old Master drawings, your family/friends, and a self-portrait.  

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Horn DR 609E _ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

John Horn, Mercenary, dry media on paper

Life Drawing (ONLINE) DR 605E_ON

$225

with John Horn

Calendar Next available session starts May 28, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn how to compose a figure drawing using Old Master Drawings and other photo references with esteemed PAFA professor, John Horn.  With demonstrations and critiques in real time via Zoom, learn the figure's geometric structure and anatomy, developing a vocabulary of form to make a convincing figure drawing. Simple figure compositions will also be discussed.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Horn DR 605_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

John Horn, Figure Study, charcoal on paper

Drawing Hands & Feet Workshop (ONLINE) DR 605HF_ON

$195

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 12, 2021 at 9 am

Designed for figurative artists and students of anatomy, this online workshop will explore the structural, anatomical, dynamic and aesthetic qualities of hands and feet. These highly mobile and expressive parts of the human figure are notoriously challenging for an artist to depict. Master the beautiful complexity of the extremities so you can promote their expressive potential and add credibility to your depictions of the human form. You will draw along with renowned artist and author Roberto Osti in this live Zoom workshop.

Materials List: Osti DR 605HF_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements (1)

Image: Roberto Osti, Hand and Foot Studies, colored chalk on paper





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