Drawing the Clothed Figure

Come learn how to draw the clothed and costumed figure in a relaxed, fun and supportive environment. You will learn methods to create a well-proportioned drawing of a human figure, without the fear of tackling all the anatomy. We will work with specific aspects of portraiture, and visually create the volume and form of clothing in your drawings. Clothed model poses will range from quick gesture studies to twenty minute poses, along with some full session poses. You will receive general instruction as well as individual attention.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • Techniques for proportioning the figure

  • Capturing gesture

  • Aspects of portraiture

  • Proportions of the head

  • Techniques for different drawing media

For the first class, bring these supplies:

  • 18×24 in. white drawing paper pad *

  • Newsprint pad (optional) *

  • HB, B, 2B pencils *

  • Kneaded eraser *

  • Sharpener *

Additional supplies, which will be discussed at the first session:

  • 19×25 in. 50% gray Canson paper *

  • White and black conte’ crayons *

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10% discount on art supply purchases.