Monday, June 18, 2012

Barque Drawing class with Irene Taylor


Here's an opportunity for artists to work using the sight size method and copying a Barque drawing.

I will hold a three hour drawing class at the Coppini Academy, 115 Melrose Place, on Saturday,  June 23rd,  from 1pm-4pm.  Cost $20.

We  will start with some hand eye drawing exercises, discuss construction drawing as an aid to simplying complex shapes , and how to use tools that help us see angles and curves.  The sight size method is a way for students to self correct their drawing and to develop better procedures in drawing from life which includes making finer marks.    We will not draw from life but use Barques studies which are the first steps in classical drawing training.  Students training at classical drawing ateliers often spend an entire year just doing Barques studies before they are allowed to work from a cast.  This is a slow process and students should not expect to complete a drawing.  Please contact Irena via e-mail  (irena-taylor@satx.rr.com) or by phone:  210 821-5244  or 210-316-8630 for information, and/or  to sign up (by Friday).

Here's what you'll need to bring:

drawing pencil  2B or 2H  or both
kneaded eraser
ruler( 18 inch is ideal, but bring what you have)
2 large bulldog clips to clip paper to drawing board (I will have tape)
Drawing board if you have one (some are available at the Coppini)
drawing pad  12x17 (Strathmore series 400=medium surface works very well with pencil or charcoal)
If you have newsprint you may use that for the exercises and to cushion the drawing paper.(optional)
weighted string to be used as a plumb line( yo yo is perfect and cheap as long as it doesn't automatically retract)  If you make your own plumb line make sure the string is not too thin(threadlike).

Expect to stand much of the time.

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