Figure Drawing

Learn the fundamentals of figure drawing through exploring the body’s structure, proportion, and gesture. Discussion on basic anatomical structures combined with direct observation with live models will round out this highly energetic course. As the class develops, we will explore the use of conte crayon and more substantial heavy rag papers.

What you will learn in this class:

  • Fitting the whole figure form on the page

  • Comfort with the drawing medium at hand

  • A basic grasp of proportions and knowledge of bodily landmarks

Start the term with these supplies:

  • A sketchbook*

  • Newsprint paper*

  • Charcoal*

  • Kneaded rubber eraser*

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

Midway through the term you will need:

  • Conte crayon

  • Pastels

  • Heavy rag paper