INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL TECHNIQUE
In these ongoing weekly classes, students learn the fundamentals of how to draw with charcoal and pencil and paint using the classical techniques practiced by the European artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. Students are guided through a series of exercises that help train the eye to see and then draw accurately the overall gesture, contours and interplay of light, shadow and halftones of plaster cast reproductions of antique sculptures.
Students begin by copying drawings made by Charles Bargue in the 19th century and used extensively in school of classical drawing.
Next students will draw and paint from plaster cast reproductions of antique sculptures in natural north light in order to prepare for drawing and painting the live model.