Using live nude and costumed models, on-site visits to
draw from sculptures, and street life in Florence,
students will study the anatomical and structural
dynamics of the human figure. This course will
emphasize the role of the human figure in both
traditional and contemporary art. Materials used
include pencil, charcoal, conte and wash drawing.
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
- Soft pencils and pencil sharpener
- 1 box Willow Charcoal
- Soft charcoal
- 1 Sanding block
- 1 Putty eraser
- Black Chinese Ink, and pointed medium sized Chinese
- Newsprint 2 kilos
- Art Supply carrier
- Fixative odorless
- 1 large portfolio
- 1 small Sketchbook
- Sheets of good paper (to be discussed in class)
* Students will also be required to buy a sketchbook.
The sketchbook will be a key to aiding students better
understand elements of composition. Students will thus
be required to do homework on a regular basis, that
they will then put into practice in their painting.
Watercolor, ink, soft pencil, and charcoal are
excellent ways in which students can develop a dynamic
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