These Single Session Life Drawing workshops focus on the important building blocks for all arts-based careers. It’s also an essential skill for any artist to develop, not to mention a great source of relaxation and stress-relief. This Life Drawing workshop follows the teaching methods of the celebrated Kimon Nicolaides, designed to allow anyone to improve their technique and recommended by prominent studios like Disney and Warner Brothers. These single sessions will focus on specific exercises designed to get the artist to use touch, empathy and the kinesthetic sense to capture the human form which you can use for future studies.
Sessions rotate weekly with the focus shifting between more theory and lab. Theory will introduce you to various techniques like Blind Contour, Figure Drawing, etc, which may rotate from one theory session to the next while providing you guidance and feedback on how those techniques are achieved. Labs will provide you an opportunity to explore those techniques and draw figures with guidance and feedback.
These single session Life Drawing workshops are designed for those with busier schedules who may not be able to attend multi-week workshops. This class is open to beginners as well as those with experience. Interested? Select the date that works best for you when registering! All classes take place Wednesday evenings from 6 pm – 9 pm EST.
Ages: 15+ (Nude Models will be used)
Theory: October 21, November 4, November 18, December 9
Labs: October 28, November 11, November 25
This workshop requires Internet Access and will take place via Google Hangouts/Meetings. Sessions will be recorded and provided to students. Students will be required to use their web camera or phone during the stream to share work if they would like to receive feedback or direction with their life drawing.
Please note that materials are not included in the cost of this class.
Students are not required to have all of the materials listed below. Any single choice of paper and drawing implement will be essential. A pen & note taking pad are recommended (but not required).
- Sketchbook / Cartridge Pad / Newsprint Pad
- Pen for note taking and working in sketchbook
- Pencils: 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 8B
- Pencils sharpener and/or utility knife for sharpening
- Kneaded eraser
- 2 bulldog clips
- Conte (2B) and or charcoal (soft pastels or willow charcoal)
About the Instructor
JOCK MACRAE is a skilled illustrator and graphic designer. He has been an art director, has worked in advertising and has extensive experience as a children’s book illustrator, for publishers such as Kids Can Press, Nelsons, Key Porter and Bayard Press, among others. Jock has also been the graphic designer for much of Max the Mutt’s promotional materials, like our annual Course Calendars. Jock is a major part of year one drawing faculty, and also teaches illustration and graphic design for our Illustration & Storytelling for Sequential Arts and Concept Art programs.