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Pre-College Intensives: Drawing 2: Life Drawing, DR 605EH
with Shushana Rucker
Figure drawing is one of the most time-honored methods of art training and a great way to rapidly produce valuable work for a portfolio. Work in charcoal and graphite directly from the life model in short and long poses, exploring gesture, proportions and anatomy. Prerequisite: Drawing (Section 1 or 2), Portrait Drawing & Painting or other basic drawing experience. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
- Students will gain competency in depicting the proportions of the human figure.
- Students will identify and make use of 2D design principles.
- Students will recognize and apply a range of drawing techniques.
- Students will develop and discuss concepts and image development in the form of structured critique.
- Students will experiment with different forms of mark making and recognize which tools to use to create a variety of marks.
- Students will gain an understanding of how to render fabric and drapery.
Pre-College Intensives: Drawing For Comics, DR 723EC
with Jeff Kilpatrick
Learn step-by-step cartooning basics so you can create characters, tell a story from life or imagination, or build a portfolio. Create your own short story to be included in a collaborative comic book to take home at the end of class. Instruction includes insights on the comic book and animation industry.
Pre-College Intensives: Cast Drawing & Painting
with Shushana Rucker
Drawing in the Academic manner from plaster casts is a traditional and effective way to learn to draw accurately from observation. PAFA’s beautiful and historic Cast Hall contains life-size copies of antique and Renaissance sculpture – a unique resource that has been part of PAFA’s curriculum for over 200 years. Master the drawing elements of gesture, proportion, volume, anatomy, tone, and composition with charcoal and colored chalk on toned paper. Progress to oil painting materials and techniques using a limited palette. Ideal for all levels, with options to draw- or paint-only based on experience.
- Students will acquire a deeper knowledge of the history of drawing and painting.
- Students will become familiar with a wide range of material and techniques.
- Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of painting and drawing.
- Students will acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of perspective and proportion.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in the methods and materials of painting’s various disciplines and media.
- Students will ultimately learn to “see” for more effective drawing and painting.