Six Week Course – The Expressive Nude: drawing the figure

£199.00

The human form is the central expressive medium of Western Art. From the naturalism of Greek Antiquity to the formalism of the Middle Ages, and from the revived naturalism of the Renaissance to now, the evocative power of the nude retains its primacy as a tool to communicate sentiments and ideas. This course teaches you the methods, techniques and process of drawing the human form used by the masters of the Renaissance so that you are enabled to draw the nude with discipline and confidence. You will learn how to delineate the structure and form of the human body in way that both reflects your own inner vision and convincingly represents the figure to others through a firm basis in the principles of drawing used by the Renaissance Masters.

This course will enhance your experience of life drawing online, life drawing in person, or indeed anywhere at all. You will come to understand how great artists like Leonardo, Michelangelo and Pontormo drew the figure and learn to use their process.

This course takes place over six two-hour weekly classes delivered live on Zoom. Price £199.

Week 1 – Laying Foundations: Leonardo on conceiving the structure of the body

Week 2 – Measurement and Proportion: understanding the relations between parts

Week 3 – Starting from the Core: Michelangelo on building and understanding the form

Week 4 – Tone and Volume: enhancing naturalism with hatching

Week 5 – Outline: Pontormo on tension and movement

Week 6 – The Action of the Pose: meaning, intent and invention

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The human form is the central expressive medium of Western Art. From the naturalism of Greek Antiquity to the formalism of the Middle Ages, and from the revived naturalism of the Renaissance to now, the evocative power of the nude retains its primacy as a tool to communicate sentiments and ideas. This course teaches you the methods, techniques and process of drawing the human form used by the masters of the Renaissance so that you are enabled to draw the nude with discipline and confidence. You will learn how to delineate the structure and form of the human body in way that both reflects your own inner vision and convincingly represents the figure to others through a firm basis in the principles of drawing used by the Renaissance Masters.

This course will enhance your experience of life drawing online, life drawing in person, or indeed anywhere at all. You will come to understand how great artists like Leonardo, Michelangelo and Pontormo drew the figure and learn to use their process.

This course takes place over six two-hour weekly classes delivered live on Zoom. Price £199.

Week 1 – Laying Foundations: Leonardo on conceiving the structure of the body

Week 2 – Measurement and Proportion: understanding the relations between parts

Week 3 – Starting from the Core: Michelangelo on building and understanding the form

Week 4 – Tone and Volume: enhancing naturalism with hatching

Week 5 – Outline: Pontormo on tension and movement

Week 6 – The Action of the Pose: meaning, intent and invention

Additional information

Start Date

7 August 2020

Time

11 am – 1 pm BST