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Continuing Education at PAFA

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

with Morgan Dummitt


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. A weekly Zoom group meeting will be held every Wednesday at 6:15.  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.

Materials List Dummitt DR 615CM_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Policy Guide Summer 2020


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

  • Jul 6 - Aug 9th, 2020
    for 5 weeks

    Will run

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