This course will be divided into 3 units of study: Bargue linear copies, the Cast and Still Life Drawing. One of the main focuses of this class is to study proportions, that are a major component of all drawing and painting. The better one is at this skill, the easier painting and drawing will be in a future.
In the beginning of the course Charles Bargue drawing plates will be the reference to study fundamental skills. Learning to "see" angles, tilts and points across a flat 2-D surface will lead to a more accurate judgment of proportion (height to width).
Once these linear skills of proportion are acquired, students will then apply them to drawing from life using the cast and still life objects. They will build upon the Charles Bargue technique and advance to learn how to "block in" simple masses of flat value.
In the next part of the course, students will progress from flat shapes into fully realized cast objects. They will study the abstract relationships between line, proportion, shape, planes, mass, and value.
Final still life drawings will be composed from simple objects, and students will explore the relative value.
The purpose of this course is to assist students in developing understanding of a step by step drawing process and technical skills, required in drawing from life.