Advanced Drawing

Instructor: Jean Cassels

prerequisites: Intermediate Drawing or equivalent

This course is the direct continuation of my Intermediate Drawing course, working with graphite, charcoal, conte on gray paper and pen and ink. To brush up our skills we will begin work with the basic shapes of nature such as the sphere, column, cube and cone. We will be working with value on form, cast shadows, negative space, the intervals between objects, finding unusual combinations of size and form. We will continue to work on our line quality, open and closed compositions, drawing from different viewpoints, and thinking about pattern and repetition.     

Then quickly moving on to drawing from everyday objects.   Together they can make for very interesting drawings, thinking of opaque objects, of glass, of reflective surfaces, and of fabric.  We will always be thinking about composition, balance, negative space, perspective, self-expression, and the emotional quality of a drawing.   If there is time and opportunity I want us to take one class and go to Audubon Park and draw from nature, using our skills of perception, perspective, and line quality. 

There will be homework that is a continuation of our class work.

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

This class takes place in our 2nd floor drawing studio. You will be straddling a wooden drawing bench without back during class (see classroom photos below). We are able to make other accommodations if necessary: please contact us well in advance of the beginning of your class to discuss alternatives. 

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