Drawing: The Academic Nude

This workshop presents the demands of drawing from direct observation of the model. Issues of anatomical structure, figure-ground integration, and value organization are incorporated into works developed in the academic tradition. There will be focus on the anatomical structure underlying the human form. We will also develop figure drawings which express as sense of light, form, space, and atmosphere. There will be discussion of simplifying, balancing and designing the abstraction of shapes in order to build a more dynamic composition. We will work in a variety of drawing materials to develop drawings that have a sense of the underlying structure of the human form.