Life Drawing I

By Editorial Team on January 12, 2010

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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street, SE
202 547-6839
Teaching Artist, Ellen Cornett
Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30
8 weeks February 11 – April 1

Painters and sculptors have celebrated the nude for centuries. In this class students will increase their understanding of and comfort with rendering the human figure. It is assumed that all students taking this class have some prior drawing experience. There will be demonstration and lecture, but instruction will be primarily individual with an emphasis on perfecting previously acquired skills and trying new approaches to rendering the figure. The class will be complemented with theory and examples in art history. If time allows, there will be group critiques of work during the semester. This is intended to both allow students to see what others are doing and learn from their work and to enhance the student art vocabulary. There is strong emphasis on building a community in the classroom that allows students to comfortably take risks with their work. Students may be invited to meet for informal “field trips” to exhibits and other art-related events. No materials are supplied. It is strongly recommended that students be adults with previous drawing experience.