New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

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Intermediate Drawing

Instructor: Jean Cassels

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

This course is the direct continuation of the Beginning Drawing course. The student continues to work toward a deeper understanding of one and two point perspective, the patterns of value and the effects of light on objects and their cast shadows.  Starting with graphite and moving on to charcoal, we initially work with the basic shapes of nature, such as the sphere, column and cube. Students will then be working from everyday objects, which includes organic forms, always with an emphasis on composition, use of negative space and the emotional quality of a drawing.

All work in this class is done from life, based on the realist tradition and never from photographs.

There is homework as an extension of what is covered in class. Homework will typically take 1-2 hours per week.

Click HERE for a list of supplies required for this class.