Life Drawing is an important building block 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 course 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. You’ll be amazed by your progress as you follow a series of exercises designed to get the artist to use touch, empathy and the kinesthetic sense to capture the human form.
These single session Life Drawing workshops are designed for those with busier schedules who may not be able to attend multiweek workshops. This class is open to beginners as well as those with some experience.
When you register for this Online workshop, you will receive 25% off this workshop’s listed pricing by using the coupon code STAYATHOME25 . Please note materials are not included in this cost. These materials should be purchased after we have sent out a confirmation email that this class will be running.
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.