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Friday, Sept 25
7:00 to 9:30
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8 Lessons Session starts the following week,
October 2 to Nov. 20

This course is designed as an introduction to life drawing for beginners, ages 12 through adult. Students will draw from directly observing real people, (professional costumed models) using charcoal and pastels.

Students will learn how to analyse the complexity of the human form by using spontaneous line drawings that show the gesture, or movement of a pose, then adding simple geometric shapes such as cylinders, spheres and cubic shapes to give dimension to the torso, head, arms and legs of the figure.

Students will learn how to use light and shadow to enhance the 3-dimensional forms in their drawings. Color may also be added with pastels.

Since all the models will be costumed as fun characters, students will also learn how to draw clothing, so this is a good intro course for any kids who might be interested in a career in fashion design or animation art!
Course Fee: $400 which includes the model's fee.

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(We need a minimum of 5 students enrolled in order for this class to be a "go")
Because I need to book the models, ahead of time, make sure you enroll no later than the April 4 deadline!

If you have any questions, please call Johanna @ 626-993-4021.


Drawing Faces & Figures
with instructor Johanna Girard

Intro to Life Drawing for Beginners
ages 12 to Adult

25 minute pastel sketch of model Tina posed as a pirate girl,
by instructor Johanna Girard

Click here to view the supply list at Jerry's Artarama.com You can order conveniently online and have the supplies shipped directly to you! (please note: if you already have some of the items on the list, you can uncheck the ones you don't need. The NuPastel set is optional, not required. You can uncheck that if you do not want to work with color).

You may print the supply list and purchase the items at your local art supply store, such as Aaron Bros., Michael's or Dick Blick's.