Introduction to Figure Drawing

This class will introduce you to basic theories, principals, and techniques to successfully draw the figure. We will concentrate on improving your eye and knowledge through handouts, note taking, demonstrations, and lots of drawing from a live model. There will be one-on-one critiques, group discussions and dialogue to help improve your drawing skills.

You will learn gesture drawings, long-pose drawing, drawing from multiple view points, composing multiple figures on the page, discussing methods and materials, etc. These class skills will prepare you for many of the other classes at Fleisher such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, and collage.

Required supplies for the first class:

  • A sketchbook *

  • Pencil *

  • Kneaded eraser *

Additional supplies, to be discussed on the first day:

  • Soft vine charcoal *

  • Charcoal paper pad

  • Toned charcoal paper *

  • White chalk, or conte crayon *

  • Pastels

  • You are free to use any drawing materials you choose. The supply list is composed of suggested materials that reflect the instructor’s demonstrated techniques. Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10% discount on art supply purchases.