Drawing Organic Forms

Learn how to draw organic forms of varying complexity as you explore the shapes, patterns and designs that occur throughout nature. While drawing subject matter like plants, fruits, vegetables, bones, and skulls (both human and animal), you will learn concepts of abstraction, magnification, composition and analytical drawing. The instructor will cover a variety of drawing techniques, including abstraction, cross contour drawing, planar analysis and full value rendering of objects and textures.

Participants must have a valid Fleisher membership. Please note that our tuition-free classes for adults fill very quickly. If you are considering purchasing a membership in order to register for a tuition-free class, please click “register” to check whether or not the class is full prior to your purchase.

What you will learn:

  • A recognition of basic forms and patterns that exist in nature

  • A recognition of different concepts about form such as abstraction, light and shadow, and texture

  • Cross contour drawing

  • Full value rendering

Required supplies:

  • 14” x 17” white drawing paper pad or equivalent*

  • Drawing pencils: HB, B, 2B *

  • Pencil sharpener*

  • Kneaded eraser*

  • Hard eraser such as white plastic eraser*

  • 12 – 18 inch ruler*

  • Scotch tape*

  • A set of compressed charcoal*

  • A charcoal pencil*

  • A vegetable, such as a Bell Pepper (optional)

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