Drawing Dance at BalletX (five-session workshop)

Join us to enjoy the inspiration Ballet X provides. We will split our time between observing rehearsals of this exciting company, and working up drawings and paintings back at Fleisher’s studio. Working in a spirit of inspiration employs memory and observation in a fearless way. Come with us to share the excitement of dance, as well as the excitement of drawing or painting the dance and the dancer.

What you will learn:

  • Drawing from a moving figure

  • Capturing gesture and movement

  • The proportions and structure of the human figure

  • Capturing the grace and beauty of dance

Required supplies:

  • Meet at the ballet on the first class with: a 4 X 6 inch sketchbook (or up to 9 X 12 inches) and a pencil (4B or 6B preferred, but a regular number 2 pencil is fine). NO CHARCOAL PERMITTED IN THE DANCE STUDIOS.

  • At Fleisher, we reassemble with the above, plus the following: 18 X 24 inch newsprint pad or drawing pad, jumbo stick charcoal, kneaded eraser

Optional supplies:

  • Painting kit: oil, acrylic, watercolor or gouache. Surfaces can be canvas or paper, as appropriate.

  • You may find paint rags or paper towels to be the best brushes for this. But in addition, you may want a brush and appropriate medium.

  • Suggested colors: black, titanium white, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, red (cadmium red or cadmium red hue), green (phthalo green or viridian)